Accompanying the development of Can Tho City over the past 20 years since it became a centrally-run city, literature, and arts (L&A) have made significant contributions. Following Uncle Ho's teachings: "Culture and arts are also a battlefield. You comrades are soldiers on that battlefield", the city's corps of artists have continuously improved the quality of their works, diversified L&A activities, with the core mission of serving the cultural and spiritual lives of the people.
Comrade Chau Van Liem was a patriotic teacher and a staunch communist. Although his revolutionary career was short-lived, Comrade Liem made great contributions and tirelessly struggled for the cause of national liberation.
The book entitled “Appetites and Aspirations in Vietnam” by Erica J. has just been released. It reveals the untold stories of 19th-century Vietnamese food and drink. “Appetites and Aspirations in Vietnam” has been translated into Vietnamese and recently published in Việt Nam by HCM City General Publishing House.
The heritage and local tourism guides are likened to "bridges" that connect cultural integration. Through their introductions and guidance, the beauty of the land and people is vividly recreated, attracting tourists. In recent times, improving the quality of interpretation and guidance at heritage sites and cultural destinations in Can Tho City has been paid attention to, contributing to "reinforcing" those bridges.
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has just issued a set of criteria for the cultural environment in traditional festivals to standardize and evaluate the state and local management and the effectiveness of organizing festivals in the country.
Throughout our country's history during different dynasties, there were serious examinations to select civil and military officials. The examination system for selecting civil officials was well-documented in historical records and books, providing detailed information. However, there is less historical documentation about the martial arts examinations. Nevertheless, from the time of Emperor Minh Mang of the Nguyen Dynasty, martial arts examinations began to be recorded more clearly.
From May 30 to June 1, 2023, Can Tho Municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism coordinates with the People's Committee of Binh Thuy district to organize the Ky Yen Thuong Dien Festival in 2023.
“Twenty-Five Days in Search of Ancient Traces” is a valuable and fascinating travelogue written by journalist Khuong Viet, which was published in 19 consecutive issues of Nam Ky Tuan Bao (Southern Weekly) in 1942. Specifically, issues 27 and 28 included a section titled "Straight to Can Tho", describing many historical sites and landscapes of Can Tho. As journalist Khuong Viet, said: "For twenty-five days straight, we lived entirely in the past, almost forgetting our present lives." More than 80 years later, those newspaper articles remain valuable to those who love Tay Do.