In the atmosphere with the whole country and the city to celebrate the 74th anniversary of the Cochinchina uprising (1940 – 2014) and the Vietnamese Cultural Heritage Day on November 23, the Museum of Ho Chi Minh City cooperated with the Vietnam Heritage Association. Cultural Heritage Ho Chi Minh City organized Cultural Heritage Festival 2014 to honor the values of Vietnam’s cultural heritage. Participating in the Festival were Cultural Heritage Associations: Museums Association, Nam Huynh Dao Branch, Ho Chi Minh City University of Culture, City Photography Association and Photography Clubs… and media agencies. . There were also the participation of art performances by artist Duc Dau and Phu Dong Percussion Band, martial arts performance of Nam Huynh Dao sect and art of making to he… the performances created a lively atmosphere. for the festival. The program of Cultural Heritage Festival 2014 consists of two parts:
The first part is the Closing Ceremony and opening of the photo exhibition “The 1st Cultural Heritage Photo Contest – 2014”. The Ho Chi Minh City Cultural Heritage Photo Contest is an activity to celebrate Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day – November 23, 2014 and aims to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the complete liberation of the South and reunification of the country. April 30, 1975 – April 30, 2015). After 04 months of launching, the Organizing Committee has received 509 entries for the contest of 33 authors. Based on the criteria and rules of the 1st HCMC Cultural Heritage Photo Contest 2014 the results include single photos. There are 16 awards, for the photo series there are 11 awards.
The winning works will be displayed at the Ho Chi Minh City Museum from November 23, 2014 to December 5, 2014.
The second part of the Festival is a contest to learn “Don ca tai tu” with the participation of branches: Ho Chi Minh City Museum, History Museum, Ho Chi Minh Museum, War Remnants Museum , Ton Duc Thang Museum, Nam Huynh Dao School and University of Culture. The contest aims to preserve and promote the nation’s unique art form which has been recognized by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity. Through the competition rounds, the History Museum Association won the first prize, the Ho Chi Minh City Museum won the second prize and the third prize went to the University of Culture. Cultural Heritage Festival has contributed to recognizing and honoring the beauties of Vietnam’s traditional culture, especially the Don ca tai tu, the quintessence of the nation’s performing arts.