Newly-recognized national intangible cultural heritages announced

Phu Le “Sac bua” (Tet greeting) singing in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre has been officially recognized as a national intangible cultural heritage by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Phu Le “Sac bua” (Tet greeting) singing
Phu Le “Sac bua” (Tet greeting) singing

The ministry has also announced a list of other newly-recognized national intangible cultural heritages, including “Han Khuong” singing of the Thai ethnic group in Yen Bai Province, the worshipping festival dedicated to Au Co – the legendary mother of Vietnam in Phu Tho Province; the festival of Tich dien (ploughing), Tran temple, and wrestling of Ha Nam Province; Bo Da pagoda festival of Bac Giang Province; Keo pagoda festival of Thai Binh Province; Duom temple festival of Thai Nguyen Province; the festival of Ha, Thuong, Y La of Tuyen Quang Province; Buong leaves of the Khmer ethnic people in An Giang Province.

To date, the country has 202 recognized national intangible cultural heritages.

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