‘Keo Co’ folk game proposed for UNESCO recognition

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has asked for the Prime Minister’s approval for submitting the ‘Keo Co’ (Tug of War) folk game to UNESCO for recognition as an intangible cultural heritage.

According to the Ministry, the folk game is a unique intangible cultural heritage that is played in many countries in Asia and the Pacific.

‘Keo Co’ is an ancient folk game of Vietnamese ethnic minority groups such as Kinh, Thai, Tay, Nung, Giay and played by generations in the country.

The Ministry has asked the Prime Minister’s approval to cooperate with relevant departments together with Korea and countries in the region to nominate ‘Keo Co’ folk game for UNESCO recognition as an intangible cultural heritage in the world in 2015.

By Minh An – Translated by Kim Khanh

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