Vietnam/ 8.4 Amateur arts, cultural associations and civil initiatives  

8.4.1 Amateur arts and folk culture

On 24 February 2005, the Prime Minister signed the Decision number 36/2005/QĐ-TTg on Vietnamese Cultural Heritage Day on 23 November annually to promote tradition and raise responsibility awareness of all society to cultural heritage. Thanks to that occasion, many activities have been carried out including amateur arts and folk culture.

The National Associations of Vietnamese Folklorists also plays an active role in promoting amateur arts and folk culture. Annually, the association selects a number of artisans to honour the title of the national folklore artisans. It started in 2003 with the first fifteen national folklore artisans. Until now more than 150 folklore artisans have been honoured.


Chapter published: 30-11-2013


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