The Vietnamese worship tradition is recognized as a World Heritage Site

Overcoming 18 records of countries approved without discussion, the Vietnamese practice of cultivating the Beliefs of the Mother Goddesses was officially registered by UNESCO at the List of representative intangible cultural heritages of mankind.

At 17h15 local time (21h15 Vietnam time) on December 1, 2016, at the meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee on the protection of the 11th intangible cultural heritage of UNESCO took place in the city of Addis Ababa, The Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, the Practice of Beliefs and Worship of the Vietnamese Model Tam was officially registered by UNESCO at the List of representative intangible cultural heritage of mankind.

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The Vietnamese delegation successfully defended the heritage record "Practicing the Vietnamese Church's Lady of the Three Worship Temples" at UNESCO .

Mr. Pham Sanh Chau, Director of Department of Foreign Culture and UNESCO (Ministry of Foreign Affairs), attendees of the meeting said on his personal facebook, he is a follower of the practice of worshiping beliefs of the Three Sisters form at the meeting. The Intergovernmental Committee on the protection of the 11th intangible cultural heritage, he knew, the "Practice of the Church of the Mother Goddess of the Three Kingdoms" was written with high quality and was 1/18 records. be passed without discussion. 19 other records fiercely debated the Indian Yoga heritage. In the same honor, there is a way to produce 1500 types of Belgian beers, Cuban Rumba dance and falconry of 18 syndicated countries.

From Ethiopia, on the night of December 1, Mr. Pham Sanh Chau shared with Dan Viet: "I am very happy and happy when the documents of the Vietnamese Lady's Worship of the Three Worship Temples" are registered by UNESSCO as the Intangible Heritage. Representative of Humanity. This is the pride of all of us, the Vietnamese people to the world ".

The cover of director Viet Tu was released at the Worker Theater, Hanoi in mid-March 2016. This is a performance of Vietnamese Theater Company, performing three copper prices in 36 price rituals on the field: that is the Second price, the price of Mr. Hoang Muoi, the price of the girl is very high.

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In addition to the worship of Mother Goddess, aiming at the reality of human life with the hope of health, fortune and luck.

It is known that the "Practicing beliefs worshiping Vietnamese Vietnamese triangle pattern" is recognized by UNESCO with the following outstanding criteria:

  • Heritage is considered an important way for communities to express historical memories, cultural identities, solidarity and meeting spiritual needs;
  • Enrollment of this heritage will contribute to the protection of intangible cultural heritage in general and to raise awareness about the importance of heritage at different levels, due to cultural similarities among communities and groups of people worshiping saints (goddesses) as a symbol of compassion and gratitude in the rest of the world, and the combination of religion, Buddhism and many religious Another religion represents this heritage.This is the common heritage of many ethnic groups in Vietnam, so enrollment will encourage dialogue and respect for cultural diversity at the local level.Human creativity will be richer because the artistic elements of heritage including costumes, dances and music occupy an important place in the festival;
  • Since the 1990s, Vietnam has taken measures to protect and promote heritage values ​​from central to local levels.These measures represent the commitment of governments, communities and professional groups to preserve heritage.The overall goal is to protect heritage against external and internal threats, such as over-commercialization or distorted worship rituals;
  • Nominee heritage is considered the result of extensive consultation and cooperation between religious practitioners (incense makers, literary and spiritual practitioners), community representatives and research institutes, as well as a number of non-governmental organizations and government agencies - Heritage has been recognized as an intangible cultural heritage at the national level in 2013. The inventory of heritage has been approved by the Cultural Heritage Department (Ministry of Culture) Culture, Sports and Tourism in collaboration with the National Institute of Culture and Arts of Vietnam updates annually.Heritage is built with the participation of local communities, village patriarchs and villagers.

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The worship of Mother Goddess is a pure Vietnamese folk belief, having had a long history.

Previously, in March 2014, Vietnam officially submitted a UNESCO dossier " Belief in the Mother Goddess of the Three Kingdoms" to consider registering on the list of representative intangible cultural heritage of mankind.

According to Professor Ngo Duc Thinh, Member of the National Heritage Council, the worship of Mother Goddess is a pure Vietnamese folk belief, has had a long history. The worship of Mother Gods transforms and adapts in the change of Vietnamese society. At the same time, being born in the life of struggling with harsh nature, oppressive power and brutal foreign invasion, beliefs have become a very natural attachment to the working people.

In addition to the worship of Mother Goddess, aiming at the reality of human life with the hope of health, fortune and luck. This is a need in the spiritual life of Vietnamese people.

The worship of Mother Goddesses is understood to be associated with many images of women who are historical or historical figures such as the model of Lieu Hanh, the model of Au Co, Vuong Mau (Legend of the mother of Thanh Giong) , Linh Son Thanh Mau .

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