VietNamNet Bridge - With a dearth of traditional toys for children Nguyen Thi Huong, director of the Centre for Research and Support for Vietnamese Children (Cenforchil), says they play with imported alternatives. Huong and her staff at Cenforchil plan to establish Viet Nam’s first toy museum by early 2012 in Ha Noi.
VietNamNet Bridge – To celebrate Viet Nam National Day on September 2 and the 40th anniversary of the implementation of President Ho Chi Minh’s testament, various art performances will be taking place in Ha Noi and HCM City.
Nearly 100 handicraft products from the Republic of Korea, which are made by sewing, knotting and embroidery, and show the Korean custom, are being introduced at the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology in an exhibition entitled “Praying and Blessing”.
VietNamNet Bridge - The Vietnamese model Chung Thuc Quyen won Best National Dress for her ao tu than (four-part dress), a traditional costume from the north of Vietnam, at a National Dress event August 28, part of the Miss Supernational 2009 pageant in Poland.
The third national festival of Then singing and Tinh zither performances opened in the northern province of Bac Kan on August 24 as part of various cultural activities celebrating major national events and the 60th anniversary of Bac Kan’s Liberation Day.