Picture hanging, a tradition of the Lunar New Year

Picture hanging, a tradition of the Lunar New Year

1/20/2017 - 15:47

(VOVworld) – Traditionally, special Tet (Lunar New Year) pictures are hung in a Vietnamese house. Each picture includes a wish or parallel sentence. Now, as people’s living standards improve, their interest in Tet paintings is being revitalized.

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Hanoi Opera House “elevates its game”

Hanoi Opera House “elevates its game”

1/13/2017 - 15:26

(VOVworld) – Since last autumn, the Hanoi Opera House has been staging more world class art performances in accordance with a new policy of the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism.

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Preserving Quan Ho folk singing

Preserving Quan Ho folk singing

1/6/2017 - 14:40

(VOVworld) – Vietnam’s Quan Ho folk singing was recognized by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage of mankind in 2009. In the cradle of Quan Ho, on the northern bank of the Cau River in Bac Giang province, locals are working tirelessly to preserve this piece of world heritage.

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Mobilizing cultural resources for sustainable development

Mobilizing cultural resources for sustainable development

12/23/2016 - 15:48

(VOVworld) – Culture is considered one of resources that will help sustainable development. Once integrated into policy, rituals, beliefs, festivals, tourism, and other core cultural features will contribute a great deal to a nation’s sustainable development.

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Mother Goddess worship reflects the Vietnamese folk culture

Mother Goddess worship reflects the Vietnamese folk culture

12/16/2016 - 14:34

(VOVworld) – Mother Goddess worship, or Đạo Mẫu, was recognized as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity at a UNESCO conference in Ethiopia, on December 1st. This folk belief embodying the Vietnamese folk culture has stood the test of time.

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Vietnam’s mother goddess worship, a world intangible heritage

Vietnam’s mother goddess worship, a world intangible heritage

12/9/2016 - 15:36

Mother Goddess Worship or Đạo Mẫu, which began in the 16th century in Vietnam, is the worship of the incarnation of nature goddesses. The practice of the belief in Mother Goddesses has been recognized by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity.

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Hanoi promotes Ca tru performances

Hanoi promotes Ca tru performances

12/2/2016 - 15:13

(VOVworld) – Hanoi is the cradle of ca tru, an ancient genre of chamber music featuring female vocalists. Many talented singers have emerged from Hanoi’s Ca tru clubs. In 2009, Ca tru was inscribed in the UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage in need of Urgent Safeguarding.

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Vietnam National Drama Theatre stages The Tale of Kieu

Vietnam National Drama Theatre stages The Tale of Kieu

11/25/2016 - 16:00

(VOVworld) - Truyện Kiều (The Tale of Kieu), a masterpiece written by Vietnamese poet Nguyen Du in the late 18th century, has provided a wealth of inspiration for playwrights. The Vietnam National Drama Theatre’s production of The Tale of Kieu has created a theatrical sensation.

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Viet Village Heritage Club for history buffs

Viet Village Heritage Club for history buffs

11/18/2016 - 14:23

(VOVworld) – Amidst Hanoi’s urban buzz, members of the Viet Village Heritage Club have found peace of mind, contemplating Vietnam’s traditional aspects.

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Dan bau (monochord) embodies Vietnamese culture

Dan bau (monochord) embodies Vietnamese culture

11/11/2016 - 14:57

(VOVworld) – Vietnam’s dan bau, or monochord, produces seductive sounds which represents the Vietnamese soul and feelings. Dan bau is considered a special witness of Vietnam’s history and culture.

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Vietnamese classical opera performed at Hanoi Opera House

Vietnamese classical opera performed at Hanoi Opera House

11/4/2016 - 14:30

(VOVworld) – Since September, 2016, in accordance with a decision by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, traditional art troupes have been taking turns performing at the Hanoi Opera House . Artists of the Vietnam National Tuong Theatre are using this opportunity to reach a wider audience.

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Hanoi Ao Dai Festival 2016 conveys traditional values

Hanoi Ao Dai Festival 2016 conveys traditional values

10/28/2016 - 17:59

(VOVworld) - The Hanoi Ao Dai (traditional long dress) Festival 2016 took place at the Thang Long–Hanoi Imperial Citadel in mid-October. The beauty of Hanoi’s old quarter, Vong village’s young rice, Hang Trong folk paintings, and other themes were expressed through ao dai created by 32 designers.

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Huu Bao – Photographer of Hanoi’s daily life

Huu Bao – Photographer of Hanoi’s daily life

10/21/2016 - 17:27

(VOVworld) – Huu Bao, a photographer passionate about Hanoi, has lived through the city’s major changes. Hanoi through his lens is busy or tranquil, old or modern.

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Renewal – A realized dream

Renewal – A realized dream

10/14/2016 - 17:28

(VOVworld) – The past 30-year renewal has enabled Vietnam to escape poverty and backwardness and become a dynamic, middle-income country. An exhibition entitled “Renewal – A journey of dreams” reveals how renewal has changed Vietnam.

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Vietnam’s fine arts during 30 years of renewal

Vietnam’s fine arts during 30 years of renewal

10/7/2016 - 15:37

(VOVworld) – Since Vietnam began its renewal process in 1986, its fine arts have flourished.

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Folk paintings of Sinh village

Folk paintings of Sinh village

10/1/2016 - 16:11

(VOVworld) – If Hanoi is famous for Hang Trong folk paintings and the northern delta has Dong Ho paintings, the central province of Thua Thien Hue boasts paintings of Sinh village. The woodblock printed paintings have been associated the spiritual life of locals for generations.

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Worship paintings of ethnic groups in northern Vietnam

Worship paintings of ethnic groups in northern Vietnam

9/23/2016 - 17:32

(VOVworld) - Worship paintings of Vietnam’s northern ethnic groups are associated with Buddhism and Taoism and reflect ethnic cultural origin and customs.

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Hang Trong folk paintings

Hang Trong folk paintings

9/16/2016 - 17:29

(VOVworld) – Hang Trong folk paintings first appeared 400 years ago as religious and Lunar New Year hanging pictures. In the early 20th century, they covered more topics such as social practices and the illustrations of popular stories. Thanks to its open-mindedness, which met both religious and entertainment needs, Hang Trong folk paintings became much sought after.

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Kim Hoang folk paintings

Kim Hoang folk paintings

9/9/2016 - 17:38

(VOVworld) – Kim Hoang folk paintings which originates in Kim Hoang village, Hoai Duc district, Hanoi, flourished from the 18th to the 19th century. They mostly portray fixtures in the simple lives of people in the northern delta region, such as buffaloes, pigs, chicken, and village life on the Lunar New Year.

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Dong Ho folk paintings

Dong Ho folk paintings

9/1/2016 - 16:25

(VOVworld) – Dong Ho folk paintings are printed from woodblocks and created by Dong Ho villagers in Bac Ninh province. Each picture sends a philosophic message about morality, ethics, and religious beliefs.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

B: Ashik Eqbal Tokon of Bangladesh sent us an e-greeting card with pictures of Vietnamese Tet delicacies like watermelons, square sticky rice cakes, pork pie, and some other food. We...

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Welcome to Vietnam

Welcome to Vietnam

Welcome to Vietnam