The Saigon Times Daily Cultural Center in Bac Ninh Province on Saturday, reports the Vietnam News Agency. “Quan ho Bac Ninh is a cultural activity featuring Bac Ninh people’s spiritual and cultural values. After UNESCO’s recognition, Quan ho Bac Ninh has become one of the world’s precious assets that needs to be preserved and developed together with international conventions. The event gives Vietnam a sense of pride and fresh impetus to preserve and develop other cultural values of the nation,” said Nguyen Phu Trong, chairman of the National Assembly. Quan Ho Bac Ninh and ca tru were recognized as intangible cultural heritages of humanity by the UNESCO International Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Heritage last year. The festival included a 15-minute fireworks display, an incense offering ceremony at Den Do Temple, a trade and tourism exhibition of the province’s socio-economic achievements and tourism potential, a love duet singing contest, a water puppet show and other cultural activities.