Cultural Heritage Day opens in Hanoi

The 6th Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day (November 23), with the theme of the culture of Thang Long-Hanoi and the role of young people in preserving the national cultural heritage, opened at the Vietnam Exhibition Centre for Arts and Culture in Hanoi on Saturday.

Thang Long Royal Citadel (Photo: VNA)

Several significant events have took place in the capital city this year. Of them, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has recognized Thang Long Royal Citadel, Giong Festival at Phu Dong Temple and Soc Temple are the world intangible cultural heritages.

In addition, 82 doctoral  stone steles in Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature) have been acknowledged as the world documentary heritage by the organization in the program “Memory of the World.”

As a result, the Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day this year will mainly exhibit to honor heritages of the thousand year land of Thang Long-Hanoi.

Source: VNA – Translated by Hai Mien

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