Bac Giang celebrates UNESCO recognition

Published:  00:00 Tuesday - November 24, 2009

Bac Giang celebrates UNESCO recognition

The Bac Giang provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism on November 23 held its first performance of traditional singing to mark Vietnam’s Cultural Heritage Day.

The event celebrated ‘Quan Ho’ and ‘Ca Tru’ traditional singing being recognised as an intangible cultural heritage by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in the lead up to the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi.

Apart from concerts and performances of traditional theatre, there was an exhibition of well-known traditional handicrafts, including rattan knitting in Phuc Long and Phuc Tang villages, Tang Tien commune, Viet Yen district, brocade weaving and paper making in Khe Nghe village, Luc Son commune, Luc Nam district and hand-made pottery in Tu Mai commune, Yen Dung district.

The Bac Giang provincial Museum also held an exhibition on ‘Quan Ho’ and ‘Ca Tru’ singing as well as the conservation work that has been underway.

A special event to introduce cuisine from the northern provinces also took place.
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