The beauty of Xo dang’s epics

The beauty of Xo dang’s epics

(VOVWORLD) - The epics of the Xo Dang ethnic group’s T’dra branch, also known as ho mu’uan, were first discovered in the early 2000s by Vo Quang Trong, Director...
Old books awaken great memories

Old books awaken great memories

(VOVWORLD) - Hanoi can be proud to be the city with the most readers in Vietnam. Many new bookstores are popping up, and old ones have always attracted readers who collect...
Hue culture spotlighted at Hue Festival 2018

Hue culture spotlighted at Hue Festival 2018

(VOVWORLD) - Hue Festival 2018 which concluded last week served as a rendezvous of culture and art from all over the world. In addition to colorful performances by foreign art troupes,...
Dien Bien has two more national intangible heritages

Dien Bien has two more national intangible heritages

(VOVWORLD) - Dien Bien recently had two more heritages added to the list of national intangible cultural heritages. They are the Bun huot nam (water splashing festival) of the Lao ethnic minority people in Nua...
Hung Kings worship promotes national unity

Hung Kings worship promotes national unity

(VOVWORLD) - The worship of the Hung Kings has been practiced in Vietnam for thousands of years to commemorate the founders of Vietnam’s first Kingdom Van Lang. It’s still...
Free libraries inspire reading in rural areas

Free libraries inspire reading in rural areas

(VOVWORLD) - Private libraries have been established by individuals, families, and clans in rural areas over the past few years with free access for local people. This model has encouraged reading among...
Gong performance promoted in M’Duk

Gong performance promoted in M’Duk

(VOVWORLD) - Teenagers in M’Duk hamlet in Buon Ma Thuot City are encouraged to learn and perform their traditional musical instrument: the gong. This is part of the...
Vuon Man revolutionary story staged in Can Tho

Vuon Man revolutionary story staged in Can Tho

(VOVWORLD) - A performance featuring Vuon Man (plum garden), a revolutionary base in Can Tho city, was recently staged by the Tay Do reformed theater troupe. “White plum Blossom”, based on a...
HCMC encourages young writers’ creativity

HCMC encourages young writers’ creativity

(VOVWORLD) - “Saigon – a space for creative young poets” is an event recently organized by the Ho Chi Minh City Writers’ Association to provide local young writers a venue to share their feelings...
Spring festival honors ethnic culture

Spring festival honors ethnic culture

(VOVWORLD) - A cultural program called “Spring colours across Vietnam 2018” was held late last month in Hanoi. The event honored the cultural identities of Vietnamese ethnic groups and promoted national...
The dog in Vietnam’s folk culture

The dog in Vietnam’s folk culture

(VOVWORLD) - There is a saying: “Feed a human for 3 years and he will forget you in 3 seconds. Feed a dog for 3 days and he will remember you forever”. The...
Hand-written letter exhibition awakes reminicenses

Hand-written letter exhibition awakes reminicenses

(VOVWORLD) - Letter writing is one of life’s most beautiful forms of communication. A special exhibition called “Back to naive days” featuring 100 letters hand-written by Vietnamese people during the last hundred years...
Four Sacred Animals dance through spring festivals

Four Sacred Animals dance through spring festivals

(VOVWORLD) - In Vietnamese belief, the 4 sacred animals - the dragon, the unicorn, the tortoise and the phoenix - symbolize luck and success. A traditional dance choreographed with the moves of these...
Book on customs of Vietnamese peasants published

Book on customs of Vietnamese peasants published

(VOVWORLD) - Culture researcher Phan Cam Thuong has just published the second book in his four-volume series on Vietnamese civilization. Titled “Life’s Customs – Cultural Customs of Vietnamese Peasants in 19th ...
Young villagers preserve Bai choi folk singing

Young villagers preserve Bai choi folk singing

(VOVWORLD) - UNESCO’s recognition of Bai choi singing as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity last December brought great pride and joy to people in the central coastal province of Phu Yen...