Nov 11, 2016 / 19:19

Hanoi to host the Vietnamese Cultural Heritage Week 2016

The Hanoitimes - The "Great National Unity – Vietnamese Cultural Heritage" Week will be organised at the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism in Son Tay town, Hanoi city from November 18-23.

The week, part of the month promoting national solidarity taking place at the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism throughout November, also aims to celebrate the 86th anniversary of the Traditional Day of Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee (November 18) and Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day (November 23).
The week will include various activities to introduce and honour tangible and intangible cultural heritages of Vietnam’s ethnic groups, with the aims to enhancing the strength of the great national unity bloc.
The highlight of this year's event is the opening ceremony which will take place on November 18, with cultural exchanges and performances featuring the traditions of each ethnic group and honouring national solidarity. 
At the Vietnamese Cultural Heritage Week 2015
At the Vietnamese Cultural Heritage Week 2015
Students from cultural institutions and artists from theatres will also perform during the week. 
The same day, the organising board will present awards to the winners of a photo contest featuring the village - the common house of 54 ethnic groups. About 150 photos chosen from the contest will be displayed during the event.
In addition, the week will organise the demonstration of traditional crafts of Tay, Thai, Muong, Dao, Kho Mu, Ba Na, E De, Khmer ethnic groups, such as traditional handicraft making, brocading, musical instrument and toolmaking, as well as their folk games and songs. 
Besides, national intangible cultural heritages will be introduced during the week with drum and gong performances by Cham and Ba Na ethnic artists. 
Traditional rituals of GiaRai people in Gia Lai, and wedding ceremony of Tay people in Thai Nguyen will also be re-enacted at the event.
Participating in the week will be 120 village patriarchs and artisans from ethnic groups in localities nationwide, including Tayfrom Thai Nguyen, Xo Dang from Kon Tum, GiaRai from Gia Lai and Ba Na from Phu Yen.