Photographic artist Pham Trac Vu, Head of the Hanoi Elderly Photography Club, opened a photo exhibition about Tay Bac (mountainous northwestern area of Vietnam) at Champa Island (Nha Trang) on December 1.
At the 11th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on December 1, the "Practices related to the Việt beliefs in the Mother Goddesses of Three Realms" of Vietnam was inscribed in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
In recent years, the preservation and upholding of cultural heritages in Khanh Hoa Province has been carried out more efficiently. The locals have been becoming more and more aware of the importance of cultural heritages.
On November 14, Nha Trang City Center of Culture and Sports opened bai choi (Vietnam's traditional art form) training class for the officers working in the cultural and social sector and people skilled in traditional arts in the localities.
Vietnam Heritage Magazine (under Vietnam Cultural Heritage Association) recently opened a photo exhibition themed "2016 Vietnam Heritage Photo Awards –Rivers of Vietnam" at Nha Trang University (Khanh Hoa), featuring 100 photographs on the landscapes, cultural heritages and life in Vietnam.
Recently, the Ministry of Information and Communications, Vietnam Post and Vietnam Philately Association have jointly announced the Decision No. 1670/QD-TTg of the Prime Minister about the launch of Vietnam Stamp Day. Accordingly, August 27 was recognized as Vietnam Stamp Day.
The winners of the 2016 MTV EMA (MTV Europe Music Awards) was announced lately. Accordingly, Vietnamese artist Dong Nhi won "Best Southeast Asian Act", a new official category of MTV EMA. The winners of the 2016 MTV EMAs were honored at a ceremony held in Rotterdam, Netherlands on November 6.
Vietnam Heritage Magazine (under Vietnam Cultural Heritage Association) in association with Nha Trang University opened an exhibition themed "2016 Vietnam Heritage Photo Awards –Rivers of Vietnam" at Nha Trang University on November 3.
In the past, the calendars had only three size (small, medium and large) and a simple design with folk verses, proverbs and famous sayings, etc. which were selected perfunctorily. Recently, the calendar manufacturers have paid more attention on the calendars' design and content to meet the demands of the customers. Therefore, the block calendars have gradually become unique cultural works.
Nguyen Dac Tai, Vice-Chairman of Khanh Hoa Provincial People's Committee, head of organization board of Nha Trang – Khanh Hoa Sea Festival 2017 on October 24 hosted a meeting about the festival's plan.
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism will associate with the local Departments of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Departments of Culture and Sports to organize six cultural festivals at the national level in 2017.
In order to raise the public's awareness of preserving and upholding the cultural value of bai choi, a traditional art form originated in the south-central region of Vietnam, Khanh Hoa Provincial Cultural Center has recently carried out a program to introduce and promote the art of bai choi in the schools across the province. Through the program, the teachers and pupils learned more about the formation and development of bai choi, way of playing bai choi, etc.
On October 17, Khanh Hoa Provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism opened an exhibition on President Ho Chi Minh and Cam Ranh City at 18-10 Park (Cam Ranh City). Attending the opening ceremony were Nguyen Tan Tuan, Permanent Deputy Secretary of Khanh Hoa Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of Khanh Hoa Provincial People's Council; Nguyen Dac Tai, Deputy Chairman of Khanh Hoa Provincial People's Committee; Ho Van Mung, Member of Khanh Hoa Provincial Standing Committee, Head of Khanh Hoa Provincial Department of Propaganda & Training.
The awarding ceremony of Khanh Hoa's Fine Arts Awards for Children 2016 was organized by Khanh Hoa Provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism on October 15. The awards' exhibition also opened on the same day.
Khanh Hoa Provincial Library has significantly contributed to promote the reading culture in Khanh Hoa through many activities, such as displaying, introducing and circulating books to reading stations at the grass-roots level.
Hai Dang Group recently opened A Chau Folk Arts Theatre at 62 Thai Nguyen Street, Nha Trang City. The opening program of the theatre bore the hallmark of Vietnam's folk culture and left a good impression on the audience.
The closing ceremony of the 2016 musical festival for students of vocational institutions across the country was organized in Nha Trang City on September 29. Huynh Van Ti, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs attended the ceremony.
On September 20, the management board of Tran Hung Dao Temple in Nha Trang City held a ceremony to commemorate Great King Tran Hung Dao (Tran Quoc Tuan). Representatives of local authorities and Naval Institute together with many other people attended the ceremony.
The final round of Miss Photo, a beauty contest for the students in Khanh Hoa Province, is held by Khanh Hoa provincial Students' Association on September 15 and 16. 20 candidates out of 62 ones from seven universities and colleges in the province were selected to join the final, basing on the votes they received on the fanpage of Khanh Hoa provincial Students' Association.
On September 13, Nguyen Dac Tai, Deputy Director of Khanh Hoa Provincial People's Committee, Head of Organization Board of Nha Trang – Khanh Hoa Sea Festival 2017, hosted the first meeting on the festival.
On the occasion of the Vietnam Stage Day 2016, the Vietnam Stage Artists Association presented the 2015 awards to the recipients. Screenwriter Nguyen Si Chuc, Chairman of Khanh Hoa Provincial Association of Literature and Arts, was given B prize for the screenplay of classical drama about General Nguyen Van Thoai of Nguyen dynasty, named "Phuc than Thoai Ngoc Hau".
On September 9, the General Department of Politics of Vietnamese People's Army held a press conference about the eleventh television festival of whole army. The conference was presided by Major-General Ho Ba Vinh, Deputy Head of the Department of Information and Training under the General Department of Politics; Major-General Nguyen Hoai Nam, Director of Army Radio-Television Centre, Editorial Director of Vietnam National Defense television channel, Head of the festival's organization board.
According to Vu Tien Them, Director of Khanh Hoa Provincial Traditional Arts Theatre, the work "Chuyen tinh ben thap co" (love affair by ancient tower) of Khanh Hoa's arts group was awarded silver prize at the National Competition on Classical Drama and Folk Drama 2016. Two gold medals, two silver medals and two certificates of merit were also given to six actors of this work.
Khanh Hoa Provincial Stamp Association's entry depicting Dr. Alexandre Yersin of collector Nguyen Thi My Kim, Head of Yasaka Stamp Association was given silver prize at the Thailand 2016 32nd Asian International Stamp Exhibition.
According to Nguyen Si Chuc, Chairman of Khanh Hoa Provincial Association of Literature and Arts, the work of painter Tran Ha (Khanh Hoa) was awarded consolidation prize at the 21st Fine Art Exhibition region V – Southern Central and Highlands held recently in Quang Ngai.
On August 20, Nguyen Dac Tai, Member of Khanh Hoa Provincial Standing Committee, Vice-Chairman of Khanh Hoa Provincial People's Committee; Le Xuan Than, Member of Khanh Hoa Provincial Standing Committee, Vice-Chairman of the Provincial People's Council; leaders of Khanh Hoa University and provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism met with the National Institute of Dramatic Arts of Australia (NIDA) and Vietnam Investment Gateway (VIG GROUP) about the collaborative programs for training artists and organizing art programs.
Khanh Hoa Provincial Association for Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin in association with GTO Media Corporation held a musical program on August 8 in order to mark the 55th anniversary of the Agent Orange catastrophe in Vietnam. Attending the program were Nguyen Tan Tuan, Permanent Deputy Secretary of Khanh Hoa Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Council; Nguyen Dac Tai, Deputy Chairman of Khanh Hoa Provincial People's Committee, representatives of businesses and locals.
The State Records Management and Achieves Department of Khanh Hoa Province has just announced the list of 68 rare and precious documents preserved at the communal houses in Ninh Hoa Town, Nha Trang City and Dien Khanh District, basing on the decision of Khanh Hoa Provincial People's Committee.
On the occasion of 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Thailand, the Ministry of Information and Communications and Vietnam Post has recently issued the joint stamps of Vietnam and Thailand.
According to Nguyen Si Chuc, Chairman of Khanh Hoa Provincial Association of Literature and Arts, sixteen works of Khanh Hoa were selected to display at the Fine Art Exhibition region V – Southern Central and Highlands 2016.
Three photographic artists of Khanh Hoa won prizes at the 21st Art Photo Festival – South Central and Highland region, namely Vu Ngoc Hoang (silver prize), Do Tuan Ngoc (bronze prize) and Bui Mai Thien (consolation prize).
The 13th Public Art Festival of Khanh Hoa Province (July 19-22) left a deep impression on the music lovers in the land of aloe wood. The singing items about the seas, islands and soldiers and performances which bore local cultural features contributed to strengthen the love for nation of Vietnamese people.
In recent years, the Vestige Preservation Center of Khanh Hoa Province has concentrated on documenting the vestiges, which contributed to promote the preserving and upholding the value of cultural heritages in Khanh Hoa Province.
According to Tran Minh Ngoc, Head of Khanh Hoa Photography Association (Khanh Hoa Provincial Association of Literature and Arts), Khanh Hoa has 29 works qualifying for the final round of the 21st Art Photo Festival – Central and Highland Region.
In recent years, the Cultural Center of Khanh Hoa Province has focused on improving the quality and effectiveness of propaganda and exhibitions. The center's activities have partly promoted the spiritual and cultural life of the local people.