Wednesday, October 26 2016


Preserving ethnic cultures

Update: August, 09/2016 - 18:00
Preserving literature and art: Red Dao ethnic people in Yên Bái mountainous province play music at a wedding ceremony.—Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI - The Government has approved a project to preserve and promote the literature and art of ethnic minorities.

As part of the project, surveys and studies will be conducted to develop a database of the literature and art of all ethnic minority groups. Some 1,500 of more than 2,500 collected ethnic works and research projects will be compiled and published in print and electronically. Documentaries and 3D books will be developed, each featuring the cultural identities, livelihoods and development of all 54 ethnic groups across the nation. 

The database will be available in Vietnamese and other languages on the project’s website.

The project aims to promote Party and State policies on ethnicity, as well as the cultural heritage of all ethnic minority communities to international friends. It also hopes to enrich the cultural identities of Việt Nam and consolidate national solidarity and patriotism among ethnic groups,  in the process of promoting industrialization, modernization and international integration.—VNS


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