Second “Green Heritage” week slated for November

The second "Green Heritage" Culture and Tourism Week will take place in Hanoi from November 21-23 as one of activities celebrating Vietnam’s Culture Heritage Day, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism announced on October 26.

A view of Tran Quoc Pagoda on West Lake in Hanoi (Photo: VNA)

A view of Tran Quoc Pagoda on West Lake in Hanoi (Photo: VNA)

The event, themed "Meeting of humans and nature," is expected to draw the participation of various localities nationwide, aiming to promote and honour cultural and natural heritage sites, especially those recognised by UNESCO as world natural heritage sites. 

This is also a chance for the participating provinces and cities to introduce and promote their cultural, tourism and trade potentials, as well as the attraction of eco-tourism in the world’s natural heritage sites, while sharing experiences in preserving natural heritage values.

A range of artistic and cultural activities will be held during the week including traditional Ca Tru (ceremonial singing), folk songs, Don Ca Tai Tu (southern amateur singing), and Chau Van (spiritual singing). In addition, a cultural exchange programme for students and a painting festival for kids will be also organised.

According to the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, the event is a social activity, creating a chance for Vietnamese people, especially the youth, to show their responsibility, patriotism and pride to natural heritage sites. It will also raise public awareness of preserving biodiversity and natural environment, and preventing impacts of climate change.

On this occasion, the ministry will also host a week of "Great solidarity of ethnic groups - Vietnam's cultural heritage" from November 18-23 at the Vietnam Cultural and Tourism Village in Hanoi's outlying Ba Vi district.

The Green Heritage Culture and Tourism Week was first launched in 2013.

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