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Cultural highlights

Update: January, 03/2014 - 09:47

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism lists the most remarkable cultural events of 2013 as determined by a team of expert panelists and journalists in Ha Noi earlier this week.

Amateur artists perform don ca tai tu (southern folk music).

1. Summing up 15 years of implementing the Central Party's Resolution on building an advanced Vietnamese culture imbued with national identity.

2. UNESCO recognised the art of don ca tai tu (southern folk music) as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity on December 5. Viet Nam was elected a member of the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO for the first time on November 19.

3. A series of events for cultural heritage was held. This included the Week for Great Solidarity of Viet Nam's Ethnic Groups and Cultural Heritage in Ha Noi (November 18- 24), Quang Nam Heritage Festival in the central province of Quang Nam (June 21- 26), the first ghe ngo boat racing of Khmer Group in Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta in the southern province of Soc Trang (November 15-18), and the Culture, Sports and Tourism Festival of six northwestern provinces held in Hoa Binh (November 16-18).

Dancers perform at the Japanese Culture Festival held in HCM City's September 23 Park on November 16-17.

4. Culture events were held to celebrate the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Viet Nam and other countries including Argentina, Australian, Belgium, Japan, France, China and the UK. An art festival for Viet Nam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar was held in the central province of Quang Tri (August 12-18).

5 . The Year of Vietnamese Family celebrated prominent families throughout the country.

A parade held in Hai Phong City as part of National Tourism Year celebrations.

6 . Viet Nam welcomed 7.5 million foreign and 35 million domestic travellers with total tourism revenue of VND200 trillion (US$9.5 billion).

7. The national tourism year themed Hong (Red) River Delta was hosted by the northern coastal city of Hai Phong and the Spiritual Tourism for Sustainable Development international conference was held in the northern province of Ninh Binh (November 21-22). — VNS

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