Vinh Phuc hosts festival of northeast ethnic culture

20/07/2018

Vinh Phuc hosts festival of northeast ethnic culture

A H’Mong artist plays khen, a traditional musical instrument. H’Mong is one of many ethnic minority groups living in the northeast - PHOTO: VNA

HCMC - The 10th Culture, Sports, and Tourism Festival for ethnic minority groups in the northeastern region is being held in Vinh Phuc Province from July 19 to 21, 2018, heard a press conference in the province on July 18.

With the theme “Preserving and Promoting Northeast Ethnic Culture in the Reform Process: Integration and Sustainable Development,” the festival features 10 provinces — Bac Kan, Ha Giang, Tuyen Quang, Cao Bang, Thai Nguyen, Lang Son, Bac Giang, Quang Ninh, Vinh Phuc and Thanh Hoa, according to the Vietnam News Agency.

The event features a series of cultural activities such as traditional festivals, rituals, music performances, traditional fashion shows and folk games.

A highlight of the festival is an exhibition displaying 300 photos that introduce famous tourist attractions and the beauties of the northeastern region’s nature and people.

In addition, a tourism and food fair will introduce distinctive cultural features and traditional cuisine of Vinh Phuc Province in particular and the northeast in general.

Under the framework of the festival, Vinh Phuc authorities will organize a ceremony to receive a certificate from the UNESCO recognizing keo co (tug of war) folk game as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Speaking at the press conference, Vu Viet Van, vice chairman of Vinh Phuc Province and head of the organizing board of the festival, said all of the activities are aimed to honor, preserve and promote the traditional culture of ethnic minority groups in northeastern provinces and offer artists and local people opportunities to meet and share ideas on protecting traditional values.

The opening ceremony of the festival with the theme “Vibrant colors of the Northeast” will be held this evening with the participation of more than 700 artists. It will be broadcast live on national television and radio channels.

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