Ethnic groups and Vietnamese family traditions celebrated at festival
During the three days of the festival, a northern mountainous region will hold a market where visitors can enjoy regional specialities, ethnic culture, folk games and cuisine in addition to folk songs and dances performed by local ethnic people.—VNS File Photo
HA NOI (VNS)– This year’s Culture Day of Vietnamese Ethnic Groups will feature cultural activities to celebrate Vietnamese Family Year 2013 and the solidarity of 54 ethnic groups of the country.
The three-day festival will focus around the theme of the Youth of 54 Ethnic Groups with the Inheritance and Development of Traditional Cultural Values of Vietnamese family, and will take place from April 19 at the Culture-Tourism Village of Vietnamese
Ethnic Groups (VINACULTO), Dong Mo Commune, 40km to the west of downtown Ha Noi.
The event also provides a chance for young people from different ethnic groups to learn how to preserve and develop their families’ traditional cultural values, contributing to strengthening the unity of the nation’s groups.
The VINACULTO in Dong Mo is considered as a communal house for people of all ethnic groups. The festival will enhance cultural exchanges between groups and promote the diversity of Vietnamese culture, said Lam Van Khang, vice chairman of the village’s management board.
“The festival is an opportunity for the ethnic people to introduce their traditional culture personally,” he said.
He added that people of eight ethnic groups from the northern provinces of Ha Giang, Son La, Bac Kan, Lang Son, Bac Giang and Hoa Binh will participate in the festival together with young representatives of the other groups.
A variety of activities, including a seminar on the role of young ethnic people with traditional cultural values, art performances, culture exchanges, traditional costume fashion show and folk games will be held.
During the three days of the festival, a northern mountainous region will hold a market where visitors can enjoy regional specialities, ethnic culture, folk games and cuisine in addition to folk songs and dances performed by local ethnic people.
The festival will be highlighted by an art performance featuring folk songs and dance praising solidarity and the diversity between groups. This performance will be broadcast live at 8pm, April 19 on VTV1, VTV4 and VTV5 channels. — VNS