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Red River Delta shows off culture

Update: November, 20/2012 - 08:35

HA NOI (VNS)– The unique traditions and culture of the Song Hong (Red River) Delta will be on display in Ha Noi from tomorrow to support Viet Nam Heritage Day.

The three-day event will support "National Tourism Year 2013: Red River Delta-Hai Phong" showing off the tangible and intangible cultural values of the region.

An exhibition entitled Red River Civilisations: From Dong Son to Dai Viet will portray historical periods in what has been described as the cradle of Vietnamese culture.

An exhibition of Vietnamese woodcut paintings will include the Hang Trong genre of Ha Noi's Old Quarter, Dong Ho and Kim Hoang traditional villages, and Vu Di worship paintings. All are from the Museum of Ethnology.

Also on display will be 50 flute kites, including an 8m version created by 13 artisans from seven provinces in the region.

Displays such as straw-roof and mud-wall houses, agricultural tools and a rice mortar will be set up alongside farming activities, including transplanting rice seedlings, husking rice and bailing water.

Ca tru (ceremonial singing), quan ho (love duet), chau van (ritual singing), hat xoan (xoan singing), cheo (traditional opera) and water puppetry performances are planned.

During the three days, a workshop will be held on the theme Promote Folk Cultural Heritage: Facts and Development Requirements.

Hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the event will involve five cities and provinces of the Red River Delta, Ha Noi, Hai Phong, Phu Tho, Ninh Binh and Bac Ninh. — VNS

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