- Phu Day festival recognised as national intangible cultural heritage
- Southeast Asian countries discuss safeguarding intangible cultural heritage
- Suoi Mo Temple Festival recognised as national intangible cultural heritage
- Dao maturity rite recognised as intangible cultural heritage
- Drum-gong performance recognised as nat’l intangible cultural heritage
Among those, seven have been recognised by the UN Educational,Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) as intangible culturalheritages of humankind. Don Ca Tai tu Nam bo (Southern amateurmusic) has been submitted to the committee for recognition.
As many as 11 folk performance arts are named in the list, includingthe Vietnam Royal Court Music in central Thua Thien-Hue province, theSpace of Gong Culture in the Central Highlands of Vietnam, the Bac NinhFolk Songs in northern Bac Ninh and Bac Giang provinces, Ca Tru(Ceremonial singing) in 15 provinces and cities, Xoan singing innorthern Phu Tho province, southern amateur music in 21 provinces andcities, Cao Lan and San Chi folk songs in Bac Giang province, the BinhDinh traditional martial arts in central Binh Dinh province and waterpuppetry in northern Hai Duong province.
Alsolisted are traditional festivals such as the Giong Festival at Phu Dongand Soc Temples in Hanoi, the Yen The and Tho Ha Festivals in Bac Giangprovince, the Fire Jumping Festival of Pa Then people in northern HaGiang province, the Con Son and Kiep Bac Festivals in Hai Duongprovince, the Do Son Buffalo Fighting Festival in Hai Phong city, theFish Worshipping Festival in central Khanh Hoa province, the Gau TaoFestival in Lao Cai and Ha Giang provinces, the Ky Yen Festival in theGia Loc Communal House in southern Tay Ninh province, the PonagarFestival in Nha Trang city of central Khanh Hoa province, and the LongTong Festival of Tay ethnic people in northern mountainous Tuyen Quangprovince.
Seven social practices and beliefshonoured this time are the ritual of worshipping Hung Kings in Phu Thoprovince, the ancestor worship of Lo Lo people in Ha Giang province, the“ Cap Sac ” – a ritual to recognise a mature Dao ethnic man in northernBac Kan, Ha Giang, Lao Cai and Yen Bai provinces, the Forest GodWorship of Pu Peo ethnic people in Ha Giang province, the “leaving thetomb” ceremony of Raglai people in Khanh Hoa province, the Chau van orhau dong ritual of Viet people in Ha Nam and Nam Dinh provinces, andthe Then ritual of Tay ethnic people in Lao Cai, Quang Ninh and TuyenQuang provinces.
Chu Nom (Ancient Vietnamese script)of Dao ethnic people in Bac Kan province, Dong Ho folk paintings in BacNinh province and the ceramics of Cham ethnic people in central BinhThuan province are also recongised as intangible cultural heritages./.VNA
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