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Festival spotlights Vietnam cultural heritage

    2010-11-26 (GMT + 7)

    "The festival is being held with the aim to celebrate Vietnam's rich past, respect the contribution of young people towards preserving cultural traditions and raising their awareness and responsibility to developing Vietnam culture heritage," said Hanoi Association of Literature and Arts president Do Thi Hao.

    During the festival, visitors are enjoying calligraphy demonstrations and folk games, music and dances, plus an exhibition displaying 500 items dating from the Dong Son Culture (700-100BC) to the Nguyen dynasty (19th-20th century), as well as artefacts from the Thang Long Royal Citadel ruins and photos of the 82 stone doctoral steles at the Temple of Literature).
    The cuisine and craft villages of Hanoi are also being highlighted, including such crafts as embroidery, wood carvings, copper statues and rattan furniture. Artisans from the craft villages are performing rituals to pay tribute to their ancestors who established their village trades.
    Researchers also participated in a workshop on Nov. 23 to discuss the preservation of Hanoi's tangible and intangible heritage, such as Duong Lam Village, Thang Long Royal Citadel, Thang Long folk dances, and traditional beliefs and festivals.
    "To preseve the vestiges of these cultures, we need to improve the knowledge and techniques of the preservationists," said the director of the Thang Long - Hanoi Citadel Preservation Centre, Nguyen Van Son. "Those who join in preservation must have professional skills, technique and responsibility for what they do."
    The festival, which ends on Nov. 25, was co-organised by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Hanoi People's Committee, the Ministry of Education and Training, and the Vietnam Cultural Heritage Association with purpose to promote Vietnam travel and reserve the value of Vietnam culture heritages

    Source: Vietnamplus

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