The Vietnam Cinema Department has released a list of 35 contemporary Vietnamese films to be presented at the upcoming 5th Hanoi International Film Festival (HANIFF V), with 21 feature movies and 14 short films.

Ninh Binh hosts Ahlan International Belly Dance Festival

Performances by famous Vietnamese and international belly dancers are on show at the Ahlan International Belly Dance Festival held on October 19-23 in the northern province of Ninh Binh.

Third art festival for outstanding grassroots-level art troupes opens in Hoa Binh

(HBO) – The Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Hoa Binh recently held the 2018 art festival for the province’s outstanding grassroots-level art troupes, in Lac Thuy district.

15 years of Russian science, culture centre marked

A ceremony marking the 15th anniversary of the Russian Centre of Science and Culture in Vietnam took place in Hanoi on October 17.

Painting exhibition “Russian Landscape” kicks off

An exhibition themed "Russian Landscape” opened at the Vietnam National Fine Arts Museum in Hanoi on October 10, as part of activities to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Russian Centre of Science and Culture in Hanoi.

Lac Son district preserves ethnic cultural identity

(HBO) - Lac Son is one of the four largest Muong ethnic minority districts in the province. The Muong ethnic population accounts for over 90% of the district population. Lac Son people are always aware of preserving and developing their ethnic cultural identity. Over the years, each stilt house has been preserved, Muong gongs and Muong Mo rhythm have been preserved. On holidays, from old to young women are dressed in traditional costumes.

Luong Son district mobilizes resources to build cultural facilities

(HBO) – On these days, the construction of the cultural and sports center of Tan Vinh Commune (Luong Son) is in the finishing stage. The cultural house with capacity of 150 seats has been built. The entrance and the floating stage are under construction.

Hoa Binh wins silver medal at regional artistic photo festival

(HBO) – Nguyen Xuan Thanh, a photographer from Hoa Binh province, has won a silver medal at the 18th artistic photo festival for the northern mountainous region held in Yen Bai earlier this month.

Exhibition on Kate festival 2018 opens in Ninh Thuan

An exhibition featuring the 2018 Kate Festival, the most important annual celebration of the ethnic Cham Brahman community, opened in the central province of Ninh Thuan on October 8.

International Puppet Festival kicks off in Hanoi

The 5th International Puppet Festival officially opened in Hanoi on October 8 night with the participation of puppeteers from eight countries, including the host Vietnam.

Vietnamese culture popularised in Mexican university

The National School of Languages, Linguistics and Translation under the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and the Vietnamese Embassy in Mexico held a Day of Vietnamese Language and Cuisine and screened films to introduce Vietnamese culture to lecturers and students on October 5.

An overview of Mo Muong cultural heritage

Mo is the name of a job and also a type of cultural heritage which is folk cultural performance activities practiced in funerals and some religious and life cycle rituals of the Muong ethnic group. It consists of Mo prayers, the performance environment, and Mo practitioners or Mo artisans.

Programme featuring culture of southwest region held in Hanoi

A programme introducing the traditional culture, customs and specialties of ethnic groups in the southwest region is taking place in the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism.

Southern Khmer folk singing festival opens in Soc Trang

The first Khmer folk singing festival of the Mekong Delta region opened in Soc Trang province on October 1, drawing more than 300 contestants, mostly students, amateur artists and artisans from regional localities.

Cultural, tourism festival kicks off in Ha Giang

A cultural and tourism festival promoting the beauty of Hoang Su Phi’s terraced fields and ethnic culture is due to kick off in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang on September 28.

Vietnam Tourism Roadshow held in Indonesia

A Vietnam Tourism Roadshow was held in Bandung, Indonesia, on September 26, with the aim of promoting the image of Vietnam to Indonesians.

Artist wants to preserve poonah paper

An exhibition entitled Chuoi Rung (Wild Banana) featuring nearly 40 artworks by painter Tran Ngoc Hung is opened to public in Hanoi. Wild Banana showcases a new series of paintings made by Hung over more than 10 years, featuring powder colours on Vietnamese traditional do (poonah) paper. This is the first time the artist has debuted his do paintings.

Photographer Le Bich: I’m volunteering to work as a memory keeper

Photographer Le Bich, who is appreciated for his acclaimed photo collections of Vietnam’s folklore culture and festivals, is holding an exhibition entitled "Colours of Life’ at the Vietnamese Women's Museum in Hanoi, with 40 pictures on display capturing how Vietnamese women use their craftsmanship to preserve the cultural heritage of their villages.

Age-old artisan keeps the glow of ‘keo quan’ lanterns alive

Artisan Nguyen Van Quyen from Dan Vien hamlet, Cao Vien commune, Thanh Oai district in Hanoi, is one of the last few artisans who are masters of the art of making ‘keo quan’ lantern, a traditional hand-made lantern with vivid rotating paper-cut figures on the cover. Despite his old age, Quyen still works steadfastly to preserve the traditional craft.

Intangible cultural heritage festival kicks off in Tuyen Quang

Some of the country’s intangible cultural heritages will go on show at a festival in the northern province of Tuyen Quang on September 20.

Mu Cang Chai terraced field festival to open on Sept 25

The Muong Lo Tourism-Culture Week and the Mu Cang Chai Terraced Field Festival will take place in the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai on September 21-25.

Visiting monument to hero Cu Chinh Lan

(HBO) – The monument commemorating national hero Cu Chinh Lan has become a historical relic site as part of destinations on the Binh Thanh-Thung Nai route around Hoa Binh Lake.

Painter Vu Duc Hieu: Proper investment needed to safeguard treasured traditional culture

Painter Vu Duc Hieu, director of the Muong Cultural Space Museum, has toured many countries in Asia and Europe in order to share information and learn about the cultural preservation of people there. The Thoi Nay (Today) publication of Nhan Dan (The People) Newspaper, held a talk with him to explore the outcomes of these field trips.

Vietnam announces 8 more national intangible cultural heritages

Vietnam has announced eight additional national intangible cultural heritages under the Decision No.3325/DD-BVHTTDL, recently signed by Minister of Culture, Sports, and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien.