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.
They include papermaking by the Dao Do ethnic people in Viet Quang town, Bac Quang district, the northern province of Ha Giang; Dum singing in the communes of Phuc Le, Pha Le, Lap Le, Tam Hung, and Ngu Lao in Thuy Nguyen district, the northern city of Hai Phong; Qua Son temple festival in Boi Son commune, of Do Luong district, the central province of Nghe An; as well as Lang Son temple festival in Trung Nghia commune, Thanh Thuy district, the northern province of Phu Tho.
Others consist of the coming of age worship ritual by the Ede ethnic group in Song Hinh commune, in Son Hoa district, the central province of Phu Yen; Linh Son Thanh Mau (Mother Goddess of the Mountain) festival in the southern province of Tay Ninh; water puppetry in Nguyen Xa and Dong Cac communes, in Dong Hung district, the northern province of Thai Binh; as well as the traditional bronze casting of Che village in Thieu Trung commune,in Thieu Hoa district, the central province of Thanh Hoa.
Under the decision, the chairpersons of People’s Committees of localities, where the new national intangible cultural heritages were recognised, were required to manage them well in line with the law.
As of September 2018, Vietnam boasted nearly 260 national intangible cultural heritages.