Officials, experts visit typical archaeological sites of Hoa Binh Civilisation in Lac Son

(HBO) – The organising board of a workshop marking 90 years since the world’s recognition of the Hoa Binh Civilisation held a tour of some typical archaeological sites of this civilisation on November 22. Participants included officials of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the ministry’s Cultural Heritage Department, the Institute of Archaeology, the Vietnam Archaeological Association, and domestic and foreign scientists. Vice Chairman of the Hoa Binh provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Van Toan, officials of some departments and sectors, and representatives of the Lac Son district People’s Committee also joined the delegation.

Workshop to mark 90 years since recognition of Hoa Binh Civilisation

(HBO) - Hoa Binh province is working to mark 90 years since the recognition and the study of the Hoa Bình Civilisation. This is a major cultural event aimed at popularising and honouring the special archaeological values of a renowned Stone-Age civilisation in the world.

Great efforts to preserve Tay, Dao scripts in Da Bac district

(HBO) – In Da Bac district – residence area of Tay and Dao ethnic groups, learning their own scripts has been maintained, contributing to preserving cultural identity and exercising equal rights among the ethnic groups.

Communications stepped up to popularise Hoa Binh Civilisation

(HBO) – The board for information and education of the Hoa Binh provincial Party Committee has held a teleconference of presenters ahead of the 90th anniversary of the world’s recognition of the Hoa Binh Civilisation. Head of the board Nguyen Dong chaired the event.

Hoa Binh works to uphold values of archaeological sites

(HBO) – The Museum of Hoa Binh province has coordinated with the Centre for Southeast Asian Prehistoric Studies and the Vietnam Institute of Archaeology to excavate the Trai Hamlet cave and the Vanh Village stone shelter in Lac Son district, which are national archaeological relic sites and also home to diverse and outstanding items dating back to the Hoa Binh Civilisation.

Urgently preparing for the 90th World Conference on Recognition of Hoa Binh Culture

(HBO) - On November 11th, the Provincial People's Committee held a meeting to listen to a report on the preparation of the 90th World Conference on recognition of Hoa Binh Culture (1932 - 2022). Mr. Nguyen Van Toan, the Vice Chairman of Provincial People's Committee, the Head of Workshop Organizing Committee chaired the meeting.

Hoa Binh works hard to preserve, promote Mo Muong heritage

(HBO) - The entire political system and people of Hoa Binh province have joined hands in carrying out synchronous and long-term solutions to help Mo Muong win the UNESCO’s recognition as an Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding. Mo Muong is a rite of reciting Mo (poetry) during rituals of the Muong people, in which the Thay mo (shaman) plays the main role.

The exchange of Mo Muong clubs in 3 districts, Tan Lac, Lac Son and Cao Phong

(HBO) - In November 3rd, in Cao Phong district, Cao Phong’s Department of Culture and Information Department organized the exchange of Mo Muong Thang club of Cao Phong district with Mo Muong club of Tan Lac district and Mo Muong club of Lac Son district. There were the representatives of the leaders from the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, People's Committee of Cao Phong district, the representatives of the departments, branches, socio-political organizations of Cao Phong district, and many Mo Muong artisans and the club members attending the meeting.

Kim Boi district preserves, promotes cultural identity of Muong Dong area

(HBO) - The people of ethnic groups in Kim Boi district of Hoa Binh district have been proud to belong to the Muong Dong area - one of the four Muong regions (Bi - Vang - Thang - Dong) which is rich in cultural identity.

The one who made Hoa Binh Civilisation known globally

(HBO) – The Hoa Binh Civilisation is a renowned prehistoric civilisation in Vietnam and Southeast Asia. It is associated with French archaeologist Madeleine Colani (1866 - 1943), who discovered, studied, and named this civilisation between 1926 and 1931.

Exploring streamside ancient stone carvings in My Thanh commune

(HBO) – The Hoa Binh provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism has coordinated with the Centre for Southeast Asian Prehistoric Studies to conduct a study of stone carvings on Co Spring in My Thanh commune, Lac Son district. The carvings are linked with the old belief of residents in local mountainous areas in the past, home to many relics of the Hoa Binh Civilisation over 20,000 years ago.

Great national unity festival held in Cao Son commune

(HBO) – A great national unity festival was held in Ngoc Lam residential area in Cao Son commune of Luong Son district on November 2.

The ceremony opening of the class teaching Muong gongs in Cao Phong district

(HBO) - The Boarding High School & Secondary School for the ethnic minorities in Cao Phong district collaborated with the District’s Department of Culture and Sports to hold the opening ceremony of the class teaching Muong gongs for 50 students of the school and to launch the club of "Preserving Muong Thang cultural identity”.

The First Congress of Mo Muong club, term 2022 – 2027 in Yen Thuy District

(HBO) - On October 28, Yen Thuy district held the first congress of Mo Muong club, term 2022 - 2027. There were 27 delegates attending the congress, including 23 residents in Yen Thuy district, 4 delegates from Lac Thuy district. At the congress, the delegates heard a report on the results of the campaign to establish Mo Muong club of the district. The delegates officially consulted to elect the Executive Committee consisting of 9 magicians. The Executive Board elects a Standing Committee consisting of 3 magicians, in which, the magician Bui Quang Thom from Bao Hieu commune is the club's president, and the magician Truong Duc Him is the club's vice president.

Why do Muong people name their bamboo calendar after a constellation?

(HBO) – In July 2022, Hoa Binh province’s bamboo calendar of "khaw Doi” (khao Roi, Roi constellation) was recognised as part of the national intangible cultural heritage. This creates a great joy for not only the Muong ethnic group but also the Vietnamese people since the calendar is a long-standing demonstration of folk knowledge that has been upheld and applied to daily activities by Muong people throughout history.

27 individuals in Hoa Binh conferred titles of people’s and excellent artisan

(HBO) – As many as 27 individuals in Hoa Binh were conferred the titles of people’s artisan and excellent artisan for their contributions to preserving and promoting intangible cultural heritage of the country in accordance with decisions by the State President.

Hoa Binh works hard on preservation of market culture

(HBO) - Authorities of Hoa Binh have exerted great efforts to preserve the culture value of traditional markets of ethnic minorities in the province.

Kim Boi organises festival highlighting revolutionary songs

(HBO) – A festival has been held in Sao Bay High School for young art troupes to popularise revolutionary songs. Themed "Hoa Binh youth move forward under the Party flag,” the event was jointly organised by the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCYU) of Hoa Binh and Kim Boi district's Centre for Culture, Information and Communications.

What is Muong people’s Khao Roi calendar?

(HBO) – For thousands of years, the Muong ethnic group has demonstrated their Khao Roi (Doi) calendar on 12 bamboo bars that are about 25cm to over 30cm in length. The bars are inscribed with 30 notches representing 30 days in a lunar month. The notches are signs or symbols demonstrating the weather factors or astronomic phenomena believed to affect those days.