Vietnam announces 8 more national intangible cultural heritages
Updated : Tuesday, September 11, 2018 9:33 AM (GMT+0700)

Vietnamhas announced eight additional national intangible cultural heritages under theDecision No.3325/DD-BVHTTDL, recently signed by Minister of Culture, Sports,and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien. 

A venue for water puppetry - Source: VNA

They include papermaking bythe Dao Do ethnic people in Viet Quang town, Bac Quang district, the northernprovince of Ha Giang; Dum singing in the communes of Phuc Le, Pha Le, Lap Le,Tam Hung, and Ngu Lao in Thuy Nguyen district, the northern city of Hai Phong;Qua Son temple festival in Boi Son commune, of Do Luong district, the centralprovince of Nghe An; as well as Lang Son temple festival in Trung Nghia commune,Thanh Thuy district, the northern province of Phu Tho.

Others consist of the comingof age worship ritual by the Ede ethnic group in Song Hinh commune, in Son Hoadistrict, the central province of Phu Yen; Linh Son Thanh Mau (Mother Goddessof the Mountain) festival in the southern province of Tay Ninh; water puppetryin Nguyen Xa and Dong Cac communes, in Dong Hung district, the northernprovince of Thai Binh; as well as the traditional bronze casting of Che villagein Thieu Trung commune,in Thieu Hoa district, the central province of ThanhHoa. 

Under the decision, thechairpersons of People’s Committees of localities, where the new nationalintangible cultural heritages were recognised, were required to manage themwell in line with the law.

As of September 2018,Vietnam boasted nearly 260 national intangible cultural heritages.


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