Vietnam Heritage Day will take place in Hanoi on November 21-23.
This year's event, the 7th of its kind, is themed "North Central Heritage-Culture-Tourism Week."
In addition to Hanoi, six northern and central provinces, including Thanh Hoa, Nghe
An, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Thua Thien-Hue, will join the event, presenting their own unique traditional music and dances, folk games, traditional handicrafts and calligraphy.
The cuisine and royal court music from the former imperial capital of Hue, specialties from north central provinces, a fair promoting tourism and culture in all the participating provinces, and a seminar themed "Youth and Cultural Heritage of Vietnam" will all be featured at the event.
The event, to be held at Vietnam Culture-Art Exhibition Center, 2 Hoa Lu Street, Van Ho District, will also feature a photo exhibition highlighting the country's World Natural Heritage Sites, a roadshow promoting tourism in participating provinces, as well as a competition for local tour guides.
This year's Heritage Day, co-held by the Department of Cultural Heritage, the departments of Culture, Sports, and Tourism of seven participants, and the Association of Vietnam Cultural Heritage, will be accompanied by several activities to be held in Hanoi's Old Quarter from November 18 to 23.
Vietnam's tea culture, the restoration of Dong Son bronze utensils, royal costumes by artisan Doan Gioi, and a photo exhibition of old gates in Vietnam by photographer-painter Quach Dong Phuong, are all the highlights of the six-day event.
November 23 was officially chosen as the country's Heritage Day every year thanks to a decision signed by the then Prime Minister Phan Van Khai on February 24, 2005 to raise awareness of preservation of the country's cultural heritage.