They are Boi Dam (boat racing) Festival in Tay Tuu ward, Bac Tu Liem district; Truong Lam communal house festival in Viet Hung ward, Long Bien district and Tan Vien Mountain God worshiping in Ba Vi district.

Boi Dam (boat racing) Festival in Tay Tuu ward, Bac Tu Liem district. Source:

The ministry has also added 17 other intangible cultural heritage elements of Bac Kan, Can Tho, Ha Giang, Lao Cai, Lang Son, Son La, Thai Nguyen and Vinh Phuc to the list.

Statistics of the Department of Cultural Heritage show that the national list now has 248 cultural intangible heritage elements.

According to Circular 04/2010/TT-BVHTTDL, intangible cultural heritage elements to be added to the list of national intangible cultural heritage elements must meet criteria representing community-based and locally-based identity, reflecting cultural diversity and people’s creativeness, being passed through generations, being able to be revived and last for long and receiving public consensus, nomination and protection commitments.

Source: VNA