(NEWS) Quan Ho – the World Intangible Heritage recognized and certified by UNESCO – is a beautiful cultural art form from Bac Ninh. In the first month of the Year of Cat 2023, the city hall of Bac Ninh city hosted the Festival Bac Ninh 2023 with the theme of Back to Quan Ho’s Land.
FESTIVAL BAC NINH 2023: THE SERIES OF MEANINGFUL ACTIVITIES
Bac Ninh is a historical destination with tremendous long-history cultural values, thousand-year pagodas, also the land of nine Kings under the Ly dynasty. Starting from the 13th of January, the festival Bac Ninh 2023 contains abundant activities that represent and promote the excellence in the cultural identities of Bac Ninh to the public. In general, all the pre-events and exhibitions shed the light on three main-day events of the festival from the 24th to the 26th of February.
The first important event is the opening ceremony with the press release of the exhibition space “The colourful journey of the regional representative intangible heritages”. Through this exhibition, not only the Bac Ninh’s heritages the highlights, but the displays also show off the diversity of Vietnamese cultural resources and heritages.
Secondly, it is an honour for Bac Ninh province and Quan Ho when receiving the national certification for the three national heritages from the Prime Minister. This achievement means significant to the protecting and developing process of the heritages belonging to the province. From a tourism view, this can be the turning point to encourage the rise of Bac Ninh’s tourism and let the cultural values of the province shine.
Last but not least, the last day’s program was about mainly the showcase of the different cultural identities in Bac Ninh with the protagonist as the performance of Quan Ho’s masters. Besides, there were many interesting activities happening, such as organizing the rice cooking competition, visiting different cultural sites and natural sightseeing, and discovering the story of traditional painting in Dong Ho style.
BAC NINH’S CULTURE: A HIDDEN GEM
When talking about Vietnam, the most popular destinations at the moment are Hanoi, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City, Sapa, and so on. However, with a rich culture, Bac Ninh seems to not receive the right position that the land deserves to have.
Historical and spiritual values
Bac Ninh has all the beauties that you desire for a perfect cultural journey. Along the poetic Duong River, you can pass by and visit the Tomb of Kinh Duong Vuong – the originator of Vietnam. You can observe the worship ceremony of the King to understand deeper about Vietnamese cultural manners and customs.
Continuing the journey, you can explore more peaceful and tranquil but lively villages in Bac Ninh. Participating in the worship ceremony of the Lord of the Doai village and meeting the Head of the village are the suggested activities for your exploring cultural trip.
Going to the village, you can visit the traditional craft village which is famous for the Dong Ho traditional painting. Setting up nearby the Old Temple and Ban Nguyet lake, such a dreamy, classy and poetic vibe will connect you closer to the aspirations of the old masters and understand clearly the history and meaning behind these delicate types of Vietnamese traditional arts. Hence, the colours, the folks, and the efforts from the masters are the things considered mental “souvenirs” for you along with the beautiful paintings to take home.
In the end, it is impossible not to mention the delicious cuisine of this province. Phu The cake is a sweet that receives many praises from many Vietnamese. The sweet and adorable scents from the rice, mung beans, and coconut make the delicate so special and memorable. Moreover, if you are a savoury person, you definitely have to try Nem Phung and the Special Meal for the worship ceremony since all the dedication and sophistication of this holy land are put into these specialities.
FESTIVAL BAC NINH 2023: A TESTIMONY FROM AN INDIGENOUS PERSON
Mr Tim Pham – CEO and Founder of AVT Travel was invited to participate in this meaningful event. As a born and raised person in Bac Ninh province, Mr Tim Pham found this event very important, memorable, significant, and helpful for not only the locals but also the event’s guests.
“How impressive the main features of the peaceful sightseeing in the Northern Delta but also the characteristics of Bac Ninh province.” Also, he proudly shared that he was extremely happy when showcases all the beautiful and unique cultural identities of Bac Ninh to a larger number of audiences. From the history to spiritual, gastronomic, and intangible cultural heritages, they impressed everyone experiencing during the event. Lastly, he expressed that he strongly believed he and the guests would definitely come back to discover more cultural stories and secrets hidden in this beautiful area.
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