Minister and representatives at the exhibition (Source: vanhoaonline.vn)
The exhibition is being held by Vietnam’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and China’s Ministry of Culture, to preserve traditional cultural quintessence.

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien, who is on an official visit to China, Vietnamese Ambassador to China Dang Minh Khoi, Chinese cultural officials and others attended the opening ceremony.

Addressing the ceremony, Head of the Department of International Cooperation under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Trung Khanh said the event is expected to raise awareness among Vietnamese and Chinese people of the significance of the biggest traditional festival of the two nations. He added that visitors would study the similarities in cultural and historical values of Vietnam and China, which have helped consolidate the growing friendship between the two nations.

Accordingly, a collection of Vietnamese folk paintings such as Dong Ho, Hang Trong painting on Tet, worshipping and state affairs are exhibited. Chinese folk paintings clearly reflect similarities with Vietnam’s tradition of buy Tet pictures to create warmness and send wishes for a proper and happy new year.

Especially, artisans introduced traditional culture and helped visitors to study and participate in several stages of painting creation to preserve traditional values and folklore beauties of the paintings.

The exhibition will run until January 15th./.

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