Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day celebrated

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(VOVWORLD) - Events are taking place across the country to commemorate Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day on November 23, showcasing the rich tapestry of Vietnamese culture to locals and foreign tourists.
Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day celebrated  - ảnh 1Dong Son bronze drum is on display at the National History Museum (Photo: VOV)

Highlights include a "Week of Great Unity of Ethnic Groups – Vietnamese Cultural Heritage”, which began Thursday and will continue through Sunday at the Vietnam Ethnic Cultural and Tourism Village in Son Tay on the outskirts of Hanoi. 200 individuals from 15 ethnic groups will demonstrate the Neu tree, which is believed to ward off evil spirits, and put on other cultural and sports performances. There will also be a photo exhibition titled “Colors of Vietnam's Ethnic Groups” and a space showcasing the culture, festivals, and tourism of Bac Kan province.

To celebrate Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day, the National Museum of History has an exhibit called "Reverberations of Dong Son".

Dr. Nguyen Van Doan, the museum’s Director, said: "Dong Son was at the center of one of three cultures that played a crucial role in shaping early states in Vietnam. Unearthed in 1924 in Dong Son village, Thanh Hoa city, this archaeological site has undergone nearly a century of exploration and study, shedding light on various facets of Dong Son culture. Dating back to the 6th and 7th centuries BC up to the 1st and 2nd centuries AD, Dong Son culture flourished across the northern region as far as Quang Binh province. The culture engaged in significant exchanges with neighboring cultures in southern China and Southeast Asia."

To celebrate the occasion, the Hue Monuments Conservation Center collaborated with the Asian Photography Bridge Association to host a photo and heritage exhibition titled "Hue in My Heart" in the Truong Lang Forbidden City in Hue.

The exhibition’s 50 photos beautifully capture the sunrise in Tam Giang Lagoon, the local countryside, nearby craft villages, culinary discoveries, and the daily life of Hue from royalty to commoners. The photographs show mausoleums, the Imperial Citadel, royal court music, the Hue opera, and Hue’s traditional lion dance.

Meanwhile, in Ho Chi Minh City, the War Remnants Museum is presenting an exhibition titled "Resistance War Souvenirs", featuring 177 pictures, documents, and artifacts organized into three thematic groups. The first group showcases memorabilia that belonged to commanders, leaders, and generals of the southern revolutionary steering agencies. The second group contains the personal effects of soldiers on the front line. The third group features memorabilia from former political prisoners.

In 2005, the Prime Minister designated November 23 "Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day." Annual activities commemorating the Day have played an important role in safeguarding and promoting Vietnam’s cultural heritage.