A wide range of cultural activities are being held through March in localities across the country, in accordance with regulations on COVID-19 prevention and control.
Women encouraged to wear Ao Dai during week-long cultural event launched by the Vietnam Women’s Union Central Committee from March 1-8 (Photo: vwu.vn)
From March 1-3, the Vietnam Women’s Union Central Committee is hosting an Ao Dai Week, encouraging the union’s members, particularly those who are officials, civil servants and businesswomen, to wear the traditional long dress at workplaces or while attending events.
* A programme entitled ‘A Little Spring’ is taking place at the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism in the Dong Mo tourism area of Son Tay town, Hanoi from March 1 to 31, featuring the participation of nearly 100 people from 14 ethnic groups in 12 cities and provinces nationwide.
The programme features art performances, cuisine events, a singing contest, exhibitions and the screening of documentaries on the country’s seas and islands.
The scale of the activities is dependent on the COVID-19 pandemic situation. If the pandemic breaks out in the locality during March or in Hanoi, activities will be restricted such as limiting the concentration of people, ensuring safety and taking other measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Under the second plan, if the pandemic is completely under control in March, the programme will be fully implemented and all activities will go ahead as scheduled in order to attract tourists to the village.
* The History Museum in Ho Chi Minh City has decided to introduce to the public its collections of valuable objects through an online exhibition on the museum’s official website at www.baotanglichsutphcm.com.vn.
By clicking the link, viewers can access images of antiques with detailed information on each.
* The Vietnam National Institute of Culture and Arts Studies in coordination with the British Council recently announced a series of 12 art and cultural events taking place from March 5 to 21 in many locations across Vietnam.
The events include a visual art exhibition in Da Nang city, a multisensory puppet show in Ninh Binh province, a series of workshops on art for children in Dak Lak province and Ho Chi Minh City, film screenings and arts projects in Hanoi, and a week of culture and creativity in Hai Phong city.