They are the bread and butter of Việt Nam. Generation after generation of trading passed down in our handicraft villages. Authorities are doing all they can to nurture, preserve, and promote the beating heart of of our nation.
Only a few among 1,000 people of the Ơ Đu ethnic group in Nghệ An Province know and maintain their own language and traditional weaving technique. The authorities also try to help people local preserve their traditions.
Đường Lâm Village on the western outskirts of Hà Nội has been considered as a live museum of ancient villages. In an attempt to preserve cultural heritage, local authorities are trying to develop various creative spaces inside the village to lure more tourists.
The inauguration of a monument honouring Portuguese missionary Francisco de Pina (1585-1625) – the founder of the modern writing system of the Romanised Vietnamese script – will be held in Guarda City, Portugal on November 26.