Reading culture to be further promoted

Reading culture to be further promoted

2022 was considered a quite successful year for the publishing industry as it still achieved many achievements despite the many difficulties, including increasing the number of publications per capita, the successful organisation of the National Book Award and the participation in major awards in culture and press. One of the biggest goals of the industry in the coming time is to further promote reading culture among the community.
In recent years, press and media agencies across the country have promoted the dissemination of literary and artistic works in many forms.

Press and social networks in cultural development

In recent years, press and media agencies across the country have promoted the dissemination of literary and artistic works in many forms, with in-depth cultural and artistic issues. However, besides the positive side, the press still has some limitations such as a lack of in-depth press publications propagandising literature and arts and due attention to the requirements of human construction and cultural development.
The movie “Toi Thay Hoa Vang Tren Co Xanh” (Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass) has helped identify Phu Yen Province with the brand, “the land of yellow flowers and green grass). (Photo: DPCC)

Tourism promoted through cinema

Tourism promotion through cinema is a story that has been frequently mentioned in recent years, with many potentials and opportunities. Despite plans, the cooperation between the tourism and cinema sectors has not brought about efficiency, causing the lack of imprints in promoting the image and culture of the nation.
The book gathers hundreds of letters penned by soldiers who joined the country’s two national wars to protect the country.

Book introduces letters of Vietnamese soldiers during wartime

Since its released by Su That (Truth) National Political Publishing House in mid-April, the book ‘Nhung La Thu Thoi Chien Viet Nam’ (Letters during wartime) has received great attention from readers nationwide. The letters were collected and compiled by war veteran, poet, and journalist Dang Vuong Hung.
Visitors on the cruise ships to Cat Ba Island. (Photo: NDO)

Taking advantage of inter-regional heritages

After 30 years since 1993, when the Complex of Hue Monuments, the first World Heritage Site of Vietnam, was recognised by UNESCO, Vietnam has had 32 honoured heritages, including two natural heritages, one mixed heritage and 29 cultural heritages. They are invaluable assets contributing to enriching the cultural heritage treasure of mankind.
Young Cham women perform their traditional dances at Kate Festival, held at the foot of Po Sha Inu tower, Phan Thiet city, Binh Thuan province. (Photo: Dinh Chau)

Cultural diversity of ethnic groups in the south-central region

In addition to the Kinh community, the south-central coastal region is home to other ethnic groups such as Cham, Raglai, and Cho Ro, who live together to form a multi-ethnic population structure, which is rich in cultural identity and traditional values. Their languages, writings, festivals, cultural institutions, and cultural and artistic performances have created the unique identity of the region.
Henry Herbert gets inspired by Vietnamese plants

Englishman gets inspired by Vietnamese plants

‘Wild Medicinal Plants of Central Vietnam’ is probably the first book on Vietnamese medicinal plants to be published in English. The book is the outcome more than a year of discovery and research of Vietnamese medicinal plants by Henry Herbert, a 29-year-old man from the UK.
The practice of Mo Muong rituals in Hoa Binh Province. (Photo: Khanh Linh)

Preserving “encyclopaedia” of Muong ethnic minority group

Mo Muong is a heritage containing the values of many types of folklore including literature, performance, music, dance, theatre, rituals, and folk knowledge. In particular, the words of “Mo” (a type of folk rite practised at funerals or rituals) are literary works with a huge capacity, containing human, cultural and historical values as well as the outlook on life and cosmology of the Muong ethnic people. However, Mo Muong is facing many challenges in preservation and promotion of its values.
Neu pole sends off evil spirits, welcomes blessings (Photo: VNA)

Neu pole sends off evil spirits, welcomes blessings

Vietnamese people in the old days put up tall bamboo poles with red garment strips hanging from them during Tet, believing that poles prevented ghosts and monsters from entering the community during the holiday. The tradition of raising the Neu (or Tet) pole remains alive today in many villages and homes around the country.
"Spring in Truong Sa Archipelago" has become an annual event over the past 11 years. (Photo: NDO)

Art programme pays tribute to naval soldiers

An art programme entitled “Xuan Truong Sa” (Spring in Truong Sa - Spratly Archipelago) was held in Hanoi on January 8 to honour Vietnamese naval officers and soldiers for their great contributions to protecting the country’s sovereignty over its seas and islands and continental shelf.
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