Vietnamese media have recently questioned whether Vietnam has gone overboard in its quest for UNESCO World Heritage recognition for many national treasures such as hau dong rituals, Hanoi’s Giong Festival and the 82 stone steles at the Temple of Literature. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) annually recognises around 20 “world heritage sites.” There is a long and complicated process of selection. Since 1993, five world heritage sites and two intangible cultural heritages have been recognized in Vietnam.These are Phong Nha – Ke Bang Cave, Hoi An ancient town, Ha Long Bay, the My Son sanctuary, the ancient Hue capital, the Central Highlands gong cultural space and the Hue royal court music. Vietnam has nominated other candidates for UNESCO recognition.These include the Thang Long (Hanoi) citadel (submitted to UNESCO in 2008), the Bac Ninh love duet (quan ho, also in 2008), the ca tru operatic performance (2009) and … [Read more...] about Does Vietnam nominate too many world heritages?
Intangible cultural heritage definition
(Cinet)- Decision No. 829/QĐ-BVHTTDL on March 10, 2016 of Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism relates to add seven new events to the national list of intangible cultural heritages. Accordingly, 7 national intangible cultural heritages comprises as follows: 1. Xuan Lai Bamboo Craft Village, Gia Binh district, Bac Ninh province Xuan Lai is also famous for interior handicraft from bamboo such as sofa, rocking chair, bookshelf, bamboo house, coffee table, wardrobe, and small items such as glass pad, clothes hanger, and flower vase. 2. Nghinh Ong Festival, Binh Thang commune, Binh Dai district, Be Tre province The festival features the customs and beliefs of ancient seafarers, for the purpose of demand for prosperous country, good weather, favorable fishing. The festival Nghinh Ong is the definition of traditional cultural activities of coastal people, hidden deep inside there is a legitimate dream of fishermen as a tribute to the sea. 3. Cau Ngu Festival, Da Nang city Cau Ngu festival … [Read more...] about Recognizing more 7 national intangible cultural heritages
The new heritages will receive State budget expenditure for restoration and embellishment. The MoCST is in charge of making any decision on restoration and embellishment projects. The newly-recognized heritages include: Xuan Lai bamboo product making village in Bac Ninh province The village is located in Xuan Lai commune, Gia Binh district, Bac Ninh province (30 km from Ha Noi). It is considered as the cradle of bamboo products. Xuan Lai is also famous for interior handicraft from bamboo such as sofa, rocking chair, bookshelf, bamboo house, coffee table, wardrobe, and small items such as glass pad, clothes hanger, and flower vase. 2.Nghinh Ong festival in Ben Tre province Nghinh Ong festival takes place annually in Binh Thang commune, Binh Dai district, Ben Tre province. The festival features the customs and beliefs of ancient seafarers, for the purpose of demand for prosperous country, good weather, favorable fishing. The festival Nghinh Ong is the definition of traditional cultural … [Read more...] about Seven national intangible cultural heritages recognized
Recently, 20 mango trees in the historical-art relics of Tu Quang pagoda have been recently acknowledged Vietnam heritage trees, which once more proves the richness in cultural heritage on Tuy An land. Lots of cultural heritages on this land have become the cultural-spiritual symbols for Phu Yen people. In Phu Yen, 18 relics, scenic spots have been acknowledged national level relics, and 7 of which are in Tuy An; together with 6 provincial level relics. Tuy An is the locality with the largest number of relics in the province's cultural heritages. Almost every place in Tuy An has some architectural, historical, cultural works, also the patriotic spirits of fighting against invaders of Phu Yen people are remained, reminding of the young generations. Furthermore, annually at the beginning of spring, people from many corners of life converge into Tuy An to experience such festivals as Thi Thung horse race, Le Thanh Phuong temple and shrine, Tu Quang pagoda festival with lots of … [Read more...] about Tuy An, the land rich in cultural heritages
VietNamNet Bridge - Viet Nam's Saint Giong Festival of the Phu Dong and Soc temples has been recognised as the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. VN festival on waiting list for intangible cultural heritage The recognition was announced on Tuesday at the 5th section of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Nairobi, Kenya. The festival was one of 47 shortlisted from 29 countries. This year, 147 nominations from 32 countries were submitted for inscription on the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding and for the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. In order to be inscribed, the nominations must comply with a series of criteria, including contributing to spreading the knowledge of intangible cultural heritage and promoting awareness of its importance. They must also justify protective measures taken to ensure their viability. All the elements … [Read more...] about Saint Giong Festival recognised as Intangible Cultural Heritage