The Ha Long Carnival 2023 festival, themed “Ha Long Dance – Harmony of Five Continents”, will open with a low-altitude fireworks display at 8pm on Vo Nguyen Giap Street, the northern province of Quang Ninh on May 1.
A ceremony was held in the northern province of Tuyen Quang on September 3 night to receive a UNESCO certificate accrediting Practices of Then by Tay, Nung and Thai ethnic minority groups in Vietnam as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity.
A ceremony marking World Cultural Celebrity Nguyen Dinh Chieu’s 200th birthday was held at his tomb and monument that was recognized as a special national historical relic site in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre on June 30.
The People’s Committee of the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Vietnam held an international seminar themed “Great celebrity Nguyen Dinh Chieu at present” on June 29, marking the Vietnamese poet’s 200th birthday (July 1, 1822).
The State Records Management and Archives Department of Vietnam in collaboration with the Department of Culture and Sports of Thua Thien-Hue Province held an exhibition of old documents of royal costumes and clothing items of the Nguyen Dynasty.
In its official dispatch on the construction project of the Ma Da Bridge and the National Highway 13C connecting Dong Nai and Binh Phuoc southern provinces, passing through the core zone of Dong Nai World Biosphere Reserve, the UNESCO office in Vietnam proposed not to build a road through Dong Nai World Biosphere Reserve’s core zone.
The People's Committee of Ninh Thuan Province has just organized a ceremony to receive the world biosphere reserve certificate for Nui Chua from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
The English version of the “Types of Characters in Vietnamese Hat Boi (Vietnamese opera): A Quick Guide” project has been officially launched on the IchLinks, an online platform on intangible cultural heritages shared among the member countries of the Asia-Pacific region on December 21.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Office in Vietnam and the Centre for Assistance and Development of Movie Talents under Vietnam Cinema Association will hold a course on non-profit film production with the enrolment taking place from September 6-30.
Thai Hoa Palace in Vietnam’s Hue Imperial Citadel has seen approvals for restoration works as the building is falling apart with time and severe weather. Archaeologists had worked non-stop while experts discuss the complications in preserving this ancient architectural complex.
The central province of Quang Ngai has just announced its intention of stopping the construction project of Ly Son – Sa Huynh Global Geopark, saying that it sees no clear socio-economic benefits. This plan has attracted many conflicting opinions from both domestic and international scientific communities.
Numerous activities will take place in central Quang Nam province to celebrate the 20th anniversary of UNESCO’s recognition of the ancient town of Hoi An and My Son Sanctuary as world heritage sites, the 10th anniversary of UNESCO’s recognition of Cu Lao Cham as a world biosphere reserve.