Water culture is the common link among Southeast Asian countries. In fact, the culture in Vietnam in general, and in the Mekong Delta region in particular, is situated in that cultural space. How to conserve and develop the water culture in the integration period is an issue raised at the International Conference named "Water Culture in Southeast Asia - Conservation and Development" by Can Tho University.
As the name suggests, the drums are covered with animal skin, usually buffalo and cow skin ... Considered as "drums of the common", their materials and construction are not demanding, so any folk artisan can make them.
Southern Lion Dance on Tet Holiday - a traditional custom existing for hundreds of years has been preserved and promoted by Can Tho people with wishes for peace and fortune. When spring comes with throbbing drumbeats, the image of dancing southern lions provides its spectators with much excitement and a great hope for a peaceful and happy new year.
The book “Petit cours de Geographie de la basse - cochinchine” (1) writes, ‘In 1875, there were a few roads in the six provinces of Southern Vietnam and almost all transportation relied on human and horse power. A popular means of transport in Vietnamese Western South in the early twentieth century was horse carriages. In fact, it has been much recorded in various documents that horse carriages were the most popular in Saigon - Gia Dinh and some western provinces such as Can Tho, Go Cong, My Tho, Ben Tre, etc.
Tear-off calendar hung in each family not only helps people access to day and month, and arrange their daily activities but also fosters the culture, and decorates the owner’s home. Seizing that demand, manufacturers have made a wide range of beautiful Vietnamese calendars.
The People’s Committee of Can Tho city issued the Decision approving the project on Preserving and Promoting the value of intangible cultural heritage of Can Tho city to 2020. The two main points of the project are preserving and promoting the value of intangible cultural heritage to have practical effect which is suitable with the socio- economic development requirement of the city and have a connection with the Mekong Delta and the whole country. This is also a foundation for preserving and promoting the value of intangible cultural heritage of Can Tho city to 2020.
Located by the Rach Cam canal (Long An Ward, Binh Thuy district, Can Tho city), Long Quang pagoda is well-known for its 100-year-old Eighteen Arhats’ statues which are sophisticatedly sculptured and made from Pyinkado wood.