Xoan Singing

25/05/2015

Phu Tho Xoan singing has been recognized as an intangible cultural heritage in need of urgent safeguarding in 2011 by UNESCO, which you can listen to during traditional Vietnam new year holiday from 1st to 3rd lunar month

 

Xoan singing is a unique cultural product of Phu Tho. The art of Xoan retical is closely connected to the legend of Hung King dated to the early of national building. Performances take place in spring at the communal house or village’s temple as an activity to welcome the new year.

 

Xoan singing is not a mere singing practice, but known as a festival. Xoan festival consists of various activities such as singing, asking for flowers, word-puzzle, dancing and many unique and interesting performances. Words in Xoan song is composed very carefully and full of art, using both the quintensence of scholars and ordinaries.

 

Phu Tho Xoan singing has been recognized as an intangible cultural heritage in need of urgent safeguarding in 2011 by UNESCO.    

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