Copper village preserves old tradition in HCM City

Copper village preserves old tradition in HCM City

Craftsmen from the An Hoi Coppersmith Village in Ho Chi Minh City’s Go Vap district are busy with orders for the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday, with customers crowding shops buying their famous brass incense burners.

Raglai ethnic ceremony recognised as national heritage

The “leaving the tomb” ceremony of the Raglai ethnic minority people in the central coastal province of Khanh Hoa has been recognised as a national intangible cultural heritage.

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Cau Ngu festival recognised as national heritage

Cau Ngu festival recognised as national heritage

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has recognised the “Cau Ngu” (whale worship) festival in the central coastal province of Khanh Hoa as a national intangible cultural heritage.

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Festival highlights traditional love market in Ha Giang

Festival highlights traditional love market in Ha Giang

A cultural event highlighting the Khau Vai Love Market will take place on April 24 to 26 in the northern Ha Giang province's Meo Vac district, according to a local official.

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Fishermen pray for good fortune at Seafood Festival

The traditional Cau Ngu festival to pray for bumper hauls of fish and safe voyages at sea was held across several districts in the central coastal province of Phu Yen on March 30-31, as part of the ongoing 2014 Vietnam Seafood Festival.

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Bac Ninh – home to innumerable cultural heritages

Bac Ninh – home to innumerable cultural heritages

The northern province of Bac Ninh is home to many cultural heritage, particularly UNESCO-recognised love duet singing (Quan ho) and ceremonial singing (Ca tru), along with Dau and But Thap pagodas that have recently won special national heritage recognition.

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Money giving - a nice New Year custom

Money giving - a nice New Year custom

Giving money on the occasion of New Year, with desires that better things will happen in future, has become an indispensable custom of the Vietnamese during the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.

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Lotus power

A cup of lotus tea by West Lake is still a poetic experience for Vietnamese people despite the fact that the flower is now less commonly grown on the lake’s waters.

“Hau dong” to be nominated as world intangible heritage

The Institute for Culture and Art of Vietnam is collecting materials to ask for concerned agencies to nominate “hau dong” as a UNESCO world intangible cultural heritage.

Money giving - a nice New Year custom

Giving money on the occasion of New Year, with desires that better things will happen in future, has become an indispensable custom of the Vietnamese during the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.

Journey through history with antique sword

An exhibition of 99 ancient swords recently opened in Hanoi, offering visitors a chance to learn more about history’s most popular weapon.

Traditional offering ritual takes place in Hue

The Nam Giao offering ritual, part of the Hue Festival 2010, took place on Nam Giao esplanade in the central city of Hue on the June 9 evening.