“Thanh Giong” folk-hero story in textbook stirs debate

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“Thanh Giong” folk-hero story in textbook stirs debate

VietNamNet Bridge - Thanh Giong (Saint Giong), a well-known Vietnamese mythical folk hero, has become the subject of debate among parents and educators.

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Culture minister acts to protect national image

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Culture minister acts to protect national image

The pressure for Vietnam to attract tourists and investors in a rapidly integrating marketplace has never been greater, said Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoang Tuan Anh in a recent interview with a Voice of Vietnam reporter.

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Culture minister acts to protect national image

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VOV News English 2 month(s) ago

Culture minister acts to protect national image

(VOV) - The pressure for Vietnam to attract tourists and investors in a rapidly integrating marketplace has never been greater, said Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoang Tuan Anh in a recent interview with a Voice of Vietnam (VOV) reporter.

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Spring festivals become a burden on local communities

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Spring festivals become a burden on local communities

VietNamNet Bridge - Spring festivals represent the traditional beauty of Vietnam, but instead of bringing good things for the community, they are becoming a burden on local governments and the tourism industry. Why?

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An Giang province to have tallest Shakyamuni Buddha statue

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VOV News English 2 month(s) ago

The construction of the Shakyamuni Buddha statue, which is expected to be the tallest of its kind in the world, commenced in the southern province of An Giang on March 5.

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Expert criticises inappropriate cultural value at violent festivals

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Expert criticises inappropriate cultural value at violent festivals

Rising violence at some traditional festivals may be related to the revival of inappropriate cultural values, a researcher from the Vietnam Institute of Culture and Arts Studies (VICAS), Bui Trong Hien, has suggested.

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President Sang offers incense at Hung Kings Temple

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President Sang offers incense at Hung Kings Temple

(VOV) - On February 24, President Truong Tan Sang burnt incense in remembrance of Hung Kings’ merits of founding the nation and launched a tree-planting festival in commemoration of President Ho Chi Minh.

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Festivals must promote humanitarian values

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Festivals must promote humanitarian values

VietNamNet Bridge – Festivals must promote humanitarian values, Le Nhu Tien, Vice Chairman of the National Assembly Commission for Culture, Education, Youth and Children, told Tien Phong newspaper (Vanguard).

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Ha Tinh: Vi-Giam singing to be included in curriculum

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VOV News English 4 month(s) ago

The education sector of central Ha Tinh province plans to include Vi-Giam folk singing in primary school curriculum from the 2015-2016 academic year, as part of its efforts to preserve the humanity’s intangible cultural heritage.

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Ha Tinh: Vi-Giam singing to be included in curriculum

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VietnamPlus English 4 month(s) ago

Ha Tinh: Vi-Giam singing to be included in curriculum

The education sector of central Ha Tinh province plans to include Vi-Giam folk singing in primary school curriculum from the 2015-2016 academic year, as part of its efforts to preserve the humanity’s intangible cultural heritage.

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Hanoi announces World Heritage contest winners

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VOV News English 5 month(s) ago

Hanoi announces World Heritage contest winners

(VOV) - The City of Hanoi has unveiled the winners of a contest testing resident’s knowledge about the city’s UNESCO World Heritage properties.

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Tourism sector records highest growth in revenue

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VietnamPlus English 5 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news

The tourism sector posted the highest ever increase of 15 percent year-on-year to 230 trillion VND (10.9 billion US D) in revenue despite an array of difficulties in 2014.

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Photos on national heritage shown in Hoi An, Can Tho

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VOV News English 6 month(s) ago 3 related news

The best works selected from the 2014 Vietnam Heritage Photo Awards contest are being exhibited Hoi An, a world heritage site, in central Quang Nam province, and Mekong delta Can Tho city, from December 2.

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Photos on national heritage shown in Hoi An, Can Tho

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VietnamPlus English 6 month(s) ago 3 related news

The best works selected from the 2014 Vietnam Heritage Photo Awards contest are being exhibited Hoi An, a world heritage site, in central Quang Nam province, and Mekong delta Can Tho city, from December 2.

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Vi-Giam singing recognized as intangible heritage of humanity

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Báo điện tử CP English 6 month(s) ago

VGP – Viet Nam’s Nghe Tinh Vi-Giam folk singing was officially recognized by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity at the 9th session of the Inter-governmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Paris on November 27.

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