The National Tuong (classic drama) Festival 2011 kicks off on April 25 in the city of Quy Nhon and runs until April 30. Nine tuong plays, with topics ranging from history to modern folk, will be performed by seven top tuong companies, including the Vietnam Tuong Theatre, the Hue Royal Tuong Troupe and the Dao Tan Tuong Troupe.
The first festival for young people from ethnic minorities officially opened in the Culture-Tourism Village of Vietnamese Ethnic Groups in Dong Mo, Son Tay Town, Hanoi on April 17, attended by more than 300 delegates.
The Center for Preservation of Co Loa Relics – Thang Long Ancient Citadel has asked permission from the Hanoi authorities and related ministries to compile the file of Co Loa relic to submit to the UNESCO for recognition as a world cultural heritage.
To celebrate the 52nd anniversary of Uncle Ho’s visit to the fishing village (March 31, 1959 - March 31, 2011), the traditional day of Vietnam’s Aquaculture Industry (April 1) and Cat Ba tourism 2011, People’s Committee of Cat Hai District will coordinate with other departments to organize the fishing village festival with various commemorating, arts and culture activities as follows:
Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan has agreed to let the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism submit two dossiers on two of the country’s cultural practices to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).