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Folk tug of war seeks UNESCO recognition
VGP 09:42, 2013/11/26
Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam has directed relevant agencies to join in compiling a multi-national dossier of the traditional Tug of war to seek the UNESCO`s recognition as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of humanity by 2015.

Accordingly, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism was assigned to work with relevant ministries and agencies and the Republic of Korea and other nations in Asia to work on the multinational dossier.

Tug of war is a special cultural heritage and a social game played across the country. It often appears in traditional rituals and festive events.

The activity, which honors the power of unity, has been practiced by not only Kinh people, the majority ethnic group in Viet Nam, but by many other minor ethnic minority groups in the country for generations.

The cooperation in establishing the multinational dossier will create a chance for Viet Nam to strengthen regional and international integration, advertise cultural heritage and Vietnamese nation and people.

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