[Photos] Tug-of-War Games Connects Vietnamese - Korean Communities
For the first time, eight collectives practicing Tug-of-war Rituals and Games in Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) gathered in Hanoi to share, perform, and introduce their community's heritage.
The event took place on November 18 at Tran Vu temple, Hanoi's Long Bien district, within the framework of 2023 Hanoi Creative Design Festival.
|The event is organized by the municipal Department of Culture and Sports in collaboration with the Cultural Heritage Association of Vietnam and Long Bien district from November 17-28.|
|The performance of Vietnam - RoK Tug of War Rituals and Games drew the participation of nearly 500 artisans and practitioners from Vietnam’s Lao Cai, Vinh Phuc, Bac Ninh, and Hanoi and RoK's Dangjin city.|
|Although each community and country has a different name and practice of tug-of-war rituals and games, they all aim to pray for good health for the people, good weather, and lush crops.|
|The common point of Vietnamese tug-of-war rituals and games with other countries around the world is a common thread. The rope is a symbol of community cohesion, a connection between people and nature, an extension of arms, a relay from one community to another.|
Earlier, on November 17, representatives of Vietnamese museums, relic sites, and universities and those from the Gijisi tug‐of‐war preservation association in Dangjin city held a seminar in Hanoi to share experience in organizing educational activities to preserve and promote the value of traditional tug-of-war rituals and games.
Tug-of-war rituals and games of Vietnam, Cambodia, the Philippines, and the RoK were added to the UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2015.
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