Daily Archives: February 21, 2014

Vietnam’s folk music listed by UNESCO as world cultural heritage

HO CHI MINH CITY, Feb. 12 — “Tai tu” music from southern Vietnam has won UNESCO recognition as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity, becoming the sixth art form in the country to win UNESCO recognition to date, state-run Vietnam News Agency reported Wednesday. “Tai tu,” which originated in the […]

When Valentine’s Day meets Lantern Festival

Red hearts, red roses, and pink decorations have already invaded the world. Yes, Valentine’s Day is approaching, according to the Gregorian calendar used in the West. The Lantern Festival, in turn, is celebrated on January 15th of the Chinese lunar calendar and officially marks the end of Chinese New Year celebrations. Something worth noting this year is that Valentine’s Day and the Lantern Festival fall on the same day this year, February the 14th.