FIRST INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE FESTIVAL TO BE HELD IN TUYEN QUANG
The first festival on the world’s intangible cultural heritage and the Tuyen Quang City Festival will take place in the northern mountainous province of Tuyen Quang in September, promising to feature many cultural and artistic activities. The first festival on the world’s intangible cultural heritage is expected to attract the participation of provinces from across the county, featuring globally-recognised Vietnamese intangible cultural heritage, including Thua Thien – Hue’s nha nhac (royal court music), the gong culture space in Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands), Bac Ninh’s quan ho (love duet singing), Ca Tru ceremonial singing, Xoan singing, and Don Ca Tai Tu music, among others.
Meanwhile, the Tuyen Quang City Festival will also feature the participation of districts and cities in the province, as well as several international delegations and embassies from ASEAN, China, Japan and the Republic of Korea.
The opening ceremony is expected to be held on September 21, with many activities such as art programmes, exhibitions, and workshops. The events aim to honor and promote the national treasures of the intangible cultural heritage, contributing to the further implementation of the Resolution on ‘building and developing Vietnamese culture and people, meeting the requirements for the country’s sustainable development’. Furthermore, the events also aim to introduce the land, people, and values of the cultural heritages of Tuyen Quang, especially the values of history and culture, to domestic and international visitors.