The Hanoitimes - This is the ethnic cultural series of events to mark the 73rd anniversary of the country`s National Day (September 2).
The Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism will hold some ethnic cultural activities from August 31 to September 30 to mark the 73rd anniversary of National Day (September 2), the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism announced on August 27.
The event aims to honor and preserve the cultural identities of 54 Vietnamese ethnic groups, increase exchanges amongst ethnic groups, and attract more tourists during the holiday.
Accordingly, the event will feature over 220 artists, students, and people from 13 ethnic groups. They are Mong from Ha Giang, Kho Mu from Dien Bien, Thai from Son La, Tay from Thai Nguyen, Muong from Hoa Binh, Dao from Hanoi, Ta Oi and Ko Tu from Thua Thien-Hue, Xo Dang from Kon Tum, Raglai from Ninh Thuan, Ede from Dak Lak, Cham from Ninh Thuan, and Khmer from Soc Trang.
Ethnic cultural activities to be held in villages for National Day.
In addition, the highlight of the event will be a market introducing specialties from the northern province of Lang Son such as roasted pork and duck, rice cakes, and horse intestines, as well as music and dance performances.
The organizing board will introduce the lion mask dance of the Nung ethnic group, a piece of national intangible cultural heritage, and the group’s wedding rituals to visitors.
In addition, visitors also will have a chance to discover a Mong ethnic ceremony to relieve bad luck in Lang Son province through the performed.
Attending the event at the Ede ethnic group village from August 31 to September 3, visitors will have a chance to join a Ban Me coffee program that features coffee roasting and grinding. In addition, honey products and souvenirs from Buon Me Thuot and the Central Highlands will also be available.
A space for children will offer folk games and local snacks such as peanut candy, boiled corn, glutinous rice cake, and dry pancake.