On the occasion of Hanoi 1,000 year anniversary, 19 records for Vietnam have been set by organizations and individuals from all 3 regions of the country.
The 19 records include 13 art pieces and gifts and 6 community activities. Many of them reflect the history of 1,000 years of Hanoi. Some of the records are the longest pair of ceramic dragon statues from the Ly dynasty, the biggest Edict on the Transfer of the Capital made of a precious type of wood, the longest pair of Ao dai (traditional long dress) with a theme of Convergence of 1,000 years and a two metre in the shape of a dragon from the Ly dynasty made by masters of Xuan La village.
“To he” is also known as toy figurine which is a traditional toy for children in Vietnam. It is made from glutinous rice powder in the shape of things such as animals, flowers or characters in folk stories. The figurines are also edible.
From September 25 to October 10, 1,000 Vietnamese heroes, heroines and heroic mothers from 63 provinces and cities around the country have conducted a journey titled â€œThang Long- the Mountains and Rivers’ Sacred Soul. The road journey started from Dong Thap Province, went through 26 provinces and cities and will end in Hanoi on October 8. This is a historical journey from the North to the South with the largest numbers of Vietnamese heroes, heroines and heroic mothers.
In the North, the Hanoi Golf Association held a tournament of 1,000 years of Thang Long â€“ Hanoi attracting the highest number of players within one day.
In the South, the Ho Chi Minh City Young Business Association will organise a football match on October 10 with the highest number of football players and longest competition duration.
On September 26, 1,000 students from 20 universities in Ho Chi Minh City took part in a bicycle journey titled Green action to welcome the great celebration as well as to raise awareness among the public on protecting the environment and saving energy. This journey had the largest number of participants so far.
These 19 records were all established to enrich the content of the celebrations activities.