Vietnam Cultural Days in the Philippines 2016 has taken place in Manila and in Bulacan from July 12th to 16th. The event is held by Cultural Centre of the Philippines, the Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in the Philippines, the Malolos Local Government and San Isidro Labrador Parish Church in Bulacan, in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Philippines - Vietnam bilateral relations. In the framework of the event, the gala presentation of the Youth Theatre of Vietnam has been held at the Cultural Centre of the Philippines Little Theater. There has been an exhibition on Vietnamese Lacquer and Brocades, featuring a collection of traditional lacquer products; Ao dai (Vietnamese traditional costume), wedding costume of the Red Dao ethnic minority people, and other Vietnamese ethnic minority groups of H’Mong, E De, Lo Lo; a collection of dolls in ethnic costumes; and different kinds of brocades. This exhibit aimed to introduce to Filipino people Vietnam’s rich … [Read more...] about Vietnam culture introduced in the Philippines
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Tugging ritual and game of Vietnam, Cambodia, the Philippines and the Republic of Korea, Keo Co, has been officially recognized as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The decision was made at the 10th session of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage took place in Windhoek,Namibia from November 30-December 4. The folk game is a unique intangible cultural heritage that is played in many countries in the Asia Pacific region. It aims to pray for abundant harvests and prosperity. They mark the start of the agricultural cycle and often begin with commemorative rites to local deities. ‘Keo Co’ (Tug of War) is an ancient folk game of Vietnamese ethnic minority groups such as Kinh, Thai, Tay, Nung, Giay and played by generations in the country. The game was submitted to the UNESCO for recognizing as a multinational intangible cultural heritage in the world in by Vietnam, Korea and countries in the region in November, … [Read more...] about Multi-national ritual, game recognized as Intangible Cultural Heritage
Xoan Singing, one of the most special art forms in Vietnam’s northern province of Phu Tho, has been presented to a group of international cultural heritage experts, newswire Vietnamplus reported Thursday. "Hat Xoan" (Xoan Singing) was introduced to foreign experts on intangible cultural heritage from Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, Myanmar, Laos, South Korea, Cambodia, and Indonesia on October 8 at Lai Ken Temple in Viet Tri, which is the capital city of Phu Tho. This activity was meant to promote the image and value of Xoan Singing on the occasion of the 2015 Sub-Regional Meeting for Intangible Cultural Heritage Safeguarding in Southeast Asia. The first version of the conference, which seeks ways to preserve regional intangible cultural heritages in the context of rapid urbanization, modernization and globalization, took place in Indonesia in 2012 with the participation of 11 nations, Vietnamplus reported. The singing, performed by artisans from local Xoan … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s ‘Xoan Singing’ introduced to international cultural heritage experts
The opening ceremony of the 23rd SEA Games took place at Quirino Grandstand Square in Manila capital of the Philippines on Sunday afternoon, gathering outstanding athletes from 11 countries in Southeast Asia. On Saturday, a flag raising ceremony of 11 countries participating in the 23rd SEA Games was held in front of the Manila monument to national hero Jose Rizal. At the ceremony, the national flag of Vietnam with a five-pointed gold star in the middle of the red background was hoisting together with the national flags of 10 other ASEAN nations. Under the theme "One Heritage - One Southeast Asia", the largest regional sporting event aims to send a message of friendship to ASEAN members. Almost all 11 ASEAN nations share many things in common, particularly in culture and wet-rice civilisation. At present, the host Philippines has completed all preparatory work at an estimated cost of approximately 27 million Peso (roughly VND8 billion). This was the first time the SEA Games opening … [Read more...] about 23rd SEA Games kicks off in the Philippines
Opinion is divided on whether the common man will benefit if the government licenses these gambling houses; analysts are skeptical even about tourism benefits Ethnic women smile on Dong Van Plateau in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang. It is not clear how the idea of building a casino there would benefit the needy. The plan is part of an intended casino-building spree across Vietnam, where entry barriers for foreign investors are much higher than in neighboring countries. Photo by Luu Quang Pho After being dogged by financing and licensing issues, the five-star casino-resort The Grand - Ho Tram Strip finally opened last week in Vung Tau as part of a US$4.2-billion tourist development aimed at attracting foreign visitors. The massive integrated resort is the sixth casino to be licensed in Vietnam. Elsewhere, in tourism-haven Phu Quoc Island, local leaders have been looking for investors for a casino planned since 2007. Ha Giang and Quang Binh provinces have apparently … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s casino rush in the offing, but will it be a silver bullet?