Update: 21:21 | 11/12/2020
The Festival of Folk Culture in Contemporary Life 2020 is being held from December 11-13 around Hoan Kiem lake, Hanoi, with the aim of honouring and introducing Hanoi’s contemporary folk and cultural heritage to local residents and visitors, helping preserve and promote the values of traditional folk cultural heritage in contemporary society.
Three major activities will be held during the festival including the display and introduction of handicraft products and creative arts, a space for folk art in contemporary life, and a show on intangible cultural heritage in contemporary life.
Hanoi organises festival to honour folk culture.
The show on intangible cultural heritage in contemporary life will be held at 19:00 on December 12 at Ly Thai To Statue Square, introducing different types of intangible cultural heritage in Hanoi, performed by artisans such as: ca tru (ceremonial singing) from Quoc Oai district, cheo Tau folk singing from Dan Phuong district, Trong Quan singing of Phuc Tho district, among others.
At the handicraft space, craftsmen from traditional handicraft villages will demonstrate their skills and showcase their products with innovative designs, promoting their contemporary value.
Artisans in Xuan La village of Phu Xuyen district will demonstrate the art of making To he, a popular traditional toy for Vietnamese children and a symbol of Mid-Autumn Festival and other products made of bamboo and rattan, paper fans, conical hats and new paintings made from pieces of silk and fabric.
The festival is part of the activities to fulfil Hanoi’s commitments since joining the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.