VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam's Saint Giong Festival of the Phu Dong and Soc temples has been recognised as the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. VN festival on waiting list for intangible cultural heritage The recognition was announced on Tuesday at the 5th section of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Nairobi, Kenya. The festival was one of 47 shortlisted from 29 countries. This year, 147 nominations from 32 countries were submitted for inscription on the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding and for the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. In order to be inscribed, the nominations must comply with a series of criteria, including contributing to spreading the knowledge of intangible cultural heritage and promoting awareness of its importance. They must also justify protective measures taken to ensure … [Read more...] about Saint Giong Festival recognised as Intangible Cultural Heritage
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Vietnamese media have recently questioned whether Vietnam has gone overboard in its quest for UNESCO World Heritage recognition for many national treasures such as hau dong rituals, Hanoi’s Giong Festival and the 82 stone steles at the Temple of Literature. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) annually recognises around 20 “world heritage sites.” There is a long and complicated process of selection. Since 1993, five world heritage sites and two intangible cultural heritages have been recognized in Vietnam.These are Phong Nha – Ke Bang Cave, Hoi An ancient town, Ha Long Bay, the My Son sanctuary, the ancient Hue capital, the Central Highlands gong cultural space and the Hue royal court music. Vietnam has nominated other candidates for UNESCO recognition.These include the Thang Long (Hanoi) citadel (submitted to UNESCO in 2008), the Bac Ninh love duet (quan ho, also in 2008), the ca tru operatic performance (2009) and … [Read more...] about Does Vietnam nominate too many world heritages?
“One string to make friends of the same heart, Two strings to make friends for life.” Ladies and gentlemen, These lines, expressed by an unknown tradition – bearer, explain why the Art of Đơn Ca Tài Tử music and song has been such an indispensable part in the life of practitioners of this tradition in the 21 provinces and cities of southern Viet Nam. It is a practice that bring people together and evokes their lifestyle and work on the land and rivers of the Mekong Delta region, while reflecting their inner feelings and emotions, their industriousness, generosity and courage. I wish I could have, like many of you, grow up in the south of Viet Nam and nurtured my soul with the beautifull melodies imbued with sentiments and feelings, such as Dạ cổ hoài lang, by the late artist Cao Văn Lầu, or the emotional nuances by a variety of musical instruments. At UNESCO, we believe that … [Read more...] about Speech of Dr. Katherine Muller – Martin on the occasion of the handover ceremony of the certificate of the inscription of the Art of Đơn Ca Tài Tử music and song in Southern Viet Nam on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity
VietNamNet Bridge – The management board of Trang An tourist attraction in Ninh Binh province is compiling a file to submit to the UNESCO, seeking this organization’s recognition of Trang An as a world cultural landscape. The concepts of world natural and cultural heritage were launched in 1972. However, until 1992, the definition of “cultural landscape” was introduced by the UNESCO. To be recognized as a world cultural landscape, nominated sites must satisfy six criteria for cultural heritage and four criteria for natural heritage. So far, only 28 sites in the world have been recognized as cultural landscape by the UNESCO. “Some UNESCO’s experts advised us to seek this title,” said Mr. Nguyen Duc Long, director of the Trang An tourist site. The file of Trang An will be sent to the UNESCO in September 2013. The result will be announced in 2014. Long said that it is more highly possible for the site to be recognized as a … [Read more...] about Trang An seeks world cultural landscape title
(Cinet)- Decision No. 829/QĐ-BVHTTDL on March 10, 2016 of Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism relates to add seven new events to the national list of intangible cultural heritages. Accordingly, 7 national intangible cultural heritages comprises as follows: 1. Xuan Lai Bamboo Craft Village, Gia Binh district, Bac Ninh province Xuan Lai is also famous for interior handicraft from bamboo such as sofa, rocking chair, bookshelf, bamboo house, coffee table, wardrobe, and small items such as glass pad, clothes hanger, and flower vase. 2. Nghinh Ong Festival, Binh Thang commune, Binh Dai district, Be Tre province The festival features the customs and beliefs of ancient seafarers, for the purpose of demand for prosperous country, good weather, favorable fishing. The festival Nghinh Ong is the definition of traditional cultural activities of coastal people, hidden deep inside there is a legitimate dream of fishermen as a tribute to the sea. 3. Cau Ngu Festival, Da Nang city Cau Ngu festival … [Read more...] about Recognizing more 7 national intangible cultural heritages