Preserving, developing ethnic languages in Vietnam

Preserving, developing ethnic languages in Vietnam

7/1/2016 - 16:41

(VOVworld) – Vietnam is home to many ethnic minority groups, each with a different languages. Linguists say unless effective measures are taken, ethnic languages will die out.

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“Luc Van Tien fairy tale” returns home

“Luc Van Tien fairy tale” returns home

6/24/2016 - 12:39

(VOVworld) – The French School of the Far East has just released two volumes of a comic book adapted from the poem Luc Van Tien by Vietnamese renowned poet Nguyen Dinh Chieu. The new publication entitled “Luc Van Tien fairy tale” is based on an 1897 French version illustrated by French naval officer Eugene Gilbert and Hue royal painter Le...

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Exhibition of archaeological findings at Thang Long Royal Citadel

Exhibition of archaeological findings at Thang Long Royal Citadel

6/17/2016 - 14:48

(VOVworld)- An exhibition space inside the National Assembly building has been open to the public since May 2016. It is considered the first archeological museum in Vietnam and displays precious artifacts from the Thang Long royal citadel.

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“Red Leaf” opera, a harmonious fusion of classical and national music

“Red Leaf” opera, a harmonious fusion of classical and national music

6/10/2016 - 13:54

(VOVworld)- “Red Leaf” (Lá đỏ) is an emotional opera filled with a love for life and the revolutionary spirit, many spectators say. The performance on May 26 in Hanoi depicted the courageous young volunteers who helped Vietnamese troops fight the enemy on the Truong Son battlefields.

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Literature on Hue Royal Architecture, a new world heritage

Literature on Hue Royal Architecture, a new world heritage

6/3/2016 - 15:52

(VOVworld)- Literature on Hue Royal Architecture is one of two Vietnamese documents that were recognized as world heritages at General Meeting of the Memory of the World Committee for Asia and the Pacific (MOWCAP) on May 19 in Hue city. This special document has beautiful verses which were carved, enameled or applied with different materials on Hue Royal Court architectural...

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Lotus painting exhibition in Hanoi’s Old Quarter

Lotus painting exhibition in Hanoi’s Old Quarter

5/27/2016 - 14:19

(VOVworld)- Hanoi’s Old Quarter management board and painters at the UNESCO Center for Fine Arts in Hanoi have held a fine art exhibition recently entitled “Lotus”, a flower that symbolizes Vietnam and President Ho Chi Minh.

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Good publications revive a passion for books

Good publications revive a passion for books

5/19/2016 - 10:35

(VOVworld)- Many people have returned to their reading habit thanks to the emergence of quality publications. A newly-released book generates in readers an excitement and passion.

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Vietnamese literature after 30 years of reform

Vietnamese literature after 30 years of reform

5/13/2016 - 14:25

(VOVworld)- Over the past 3 decades, Vietnamese literature has seen some remarkable contributions by the post-war generation of writers. Those who grew up after 1975 have led more comfortable lives and have new view of reform.

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Golden books – subtle art works of the Nguyen dynasty

Golden books – subtle art works of the Nguyen dynasty

5/6/2016 - 16:24

(VOVworld)- For the first time, the National Museum of Vietnamese History is exhibiting precious books of the Nguyen dynasty (1802-1945). Historians say this collection of books is of economic, historical and cultural significance, exemplifying the marvelous skills of the royal craftsmen.

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Festival of ethnic cultural traditions

Festival of ethnic cultural traditions

4/28/2016 - 13:49

(VOVworld)- A day of Vietnamese ethnic culture was celebrated in mid April at the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism on the outskirts of Hanoi. The festival, the 8th of its kind, helped to preserve the national culture and enrich the people’s spiritual life.

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Archeological findings reveal Chu Dau pottery’s historical value

Archeological findings reveal Chu Dau pottery’s historical value

4/22/2016 - 15:12

(VOVworld)- The Chu Dau pottery of Hai Duong province was first created in the 13th century and flourished until the 17th century before it waned in popularity. Recent archaeological excavations and studies have disclosed the historical value of this ancient pottery.

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Hung Kings death anniversary traces the nation’s origin

Hung Kings death anniversary traces the nation’s origin

4/15/2016 - 14:04

(VOVworld)- The death anniversary of the Hung Kings, the founders of the Vietnamese nation, is of great significance for every Vietnamese. There is a saying: “Wherever you go, remember the death anniversary of the Hung Kings on the 10th day of the third lunar month”. The Hung Kings Temple in Phu Tho province is where people go to worship the...

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Chu Dau pottery revival

Chu Dau pottery revival

4/8/2016 - 15:40

(VOVworld)- The 500-year-old pottery village of Chu Dau in Hai Duong province is reviving, as a popular tourist destination.

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Hanoi’s Old Quarter

Hanoi’s Old Quarter

4/1/2016 - 15:12

(VOVworld)- Hanoi's Old Quarter has a long history and represents the eternal soul of the city. Although the Old Quarter is often called the "36 Old Streets," there are actually more than 36 streets. In the 15th century, skilled craftsmen began migrating to the Old Quarter, and guilds were formed by craftsmen from the same village.

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Crowdfunding to promote Vietnamese culture

Crowdfunding to promote Vietnamese culture

3/23/2016 - 10:51

(VOVworld)- Crowdfunded projects promoting Vietnamese arts and culture have become more popular. The projects have enabled Vietnamese artists to realize their passion and find outlets for their work.

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Works depicting love for the national sea and islands

Works depicting love for the national sea and islands

3/18/2016 - 16:30

(VOVworld)- The sea and islands are an endless source of inspiration for Vietnamese artists, writers, painters, and composers. The Mekong River Delta Arts and Literature Association has recently promoted works depicting the love for the national sea and islands by southern composers, painters, and writers.

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Betel, areca culture of Vietnam’s southern region

Betel, areca culture of Vietnam’s southern region

3/11/2016 - 17:55

(VOVworld)- In Vietnam, the custom of chewing betel and areca nuts dates back to the reign of the Hung Kings and has spread nationwide. In the southern region, the custom has its own character, reflecting local life and culture.

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Vietnam Poetry Day

Vietnam Poetry Day

3/4/2016 - 16:25

(VOVworld)- The 14th annual Vietnam Poetry Day themed “Motherland-Spring Sail” was observed in Hanoi on February 22. The event is an occasion for poets and poetry lovers to share their love for poetry.

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Con ball throwing among the ethnic Thai

Con ball throwing among the ethnic Thai

2/26/2016 - 15:21

(VOVworld)-Con ball throwing is a popular folk game many the ethnic Thai ethnic minority people in Vietnam’s northwestern region. While playing the games, Thai girls and boys have a chance to find their partners and express their love.

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Spring festivals in northern Vietnam

Spring festivals in northern Vietnam

2/19/2016 - 15:55

(VOVworld)- Vietnam has more than 8,900 festivals including more than 7,000 folk festivals. They are intangible cultural heritages which have been preserved and promoted nationwide.

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Wednesday March 22, 2017

Wednesday March 22, 2017

(VOVworld) - We are very glad to know that Gerry Neumann has returned to his home in England safe and sound. On his latest email on March 20, Gerry wrote...

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Vietnamese "Ao dai" promoted in South Korea

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(VOVworld) - It’s freezing cold during winter in South Korea. But the harsh weather cannot keep Vietnamese women there from wearing “Ao dai” – the traditional Vietnamese long dress, which...