Buffalo fighting festival recognized as national heritage

On 12th September 2013, People’s Committee of Hải Phòng held a ceremony to announce the recognition of the Đồ Sơn buffalo fighting festival as the national intangible heritage.

This was also an activity in the framework of the National Tourism Year-the Red River Delta – Hải Phòng 2013.

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Đồ Sơn buffalo fighting festival appeared about 1,000 years ago

Speaking at the announcement ceremony, Vice Chairman of Hải Phòng’s People’s Committee, Mr. Lê Khắc Nam said the Đồ Sơn buffalo fighting festival appeared about 1,000 years ago.

Throughout the ups and downs in history, buffalo fighting festival has been restored since 1990.

After 24 years, the festival has constantly been preserved and developed both folk elements and traditional intangible culture values.

This recognition will contribute to preservation and promotion of Việt Nam’s culture.

The traditional festival, which is held annually on the ninth day of the eighth lunar month, not only expresses the martial spirit of the local people, but also promotes the image and tourism potential of Hải Phòng City.

PHẠM THÀNH 

Source: TITC

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