Vietnam Academy Of Social Sciences

Announcing the Program of the International Children's Day 1/6/2019 at Vietnam National Museum of Ethnic Minorities: "Discovering Korean culture"


2019 Children's International Program with the theme "Discover Korean culture" takes place in two days 1-2/6/2019 (Saturday and Sunday; 8:30 - 11:30 and 14:00 - 17 : 30) at the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology.

Coming to the Museum, the public will be provided with interesting perspectives on Korea through cultural boxes; see performances of traditional circus arts (Jultagi), drum dance (Gilnori, Samulnori); painting and wearing Korean - Vietnamese costumes; Experience making kites, fans, decorating hanji paper mirrors and playing some folk games. Thereby, seeing the similarities and differences between the two countries: Korea and Vietnam.

Performing Korea costumes at the Museum
Circus performance at the Museum

The highlight of the program is watching the circus demonstration and exploring cultural boxes through experience activities: wearing costumes, learning, painting costumes. The Korean cultural box is a mobile museum of culture, from tradition to present, through real artifacts. Each cultural box is opened, visitors will understand more about the people of the land of Kimchi. In particular, the children have the opportunity to see the circus performance (Jultagi) - a type of folk culture recognized by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage of mankind in 2011. Circus (Jultagi) Korea Quoc differs from the style of performing on the strings of other countries in that: the artist has just performed and told stories of humor and wit on the traditional music background extremely unique and attractive.

Korean art performance at the Museum
Performing Korean games at the Museum

The program is the result of a collaboration between the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology and the Korean Cultural Center in Vietnam and the contribution of nearly 100 volunteers from the Korean Language Department - University of Foreign Languages, the universities, colleges and high schools in Hanoi. Volunteers participated in the training (May 20 - May 31, 2019). Nguyen Hai Anh, a third-year student at Hanoi University of Law shared: “I am very interested in Korean, participating in volunteer work at the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, I want to learn, explore Korean culture and learn from your experiences to prepare for life and future career ”. Hopefully, the program will bring to the public, especially the children, much joy and understanding, highlighting the color of culture on the occasion of Children's International Day.

Pham Vinh Ha

(Source of Vietnam Museum of Ethnology)


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