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Apr 19, 2023 / 14:32

Various activities celebrate Vietnam Ethnic Groups’ Cultural Day in Hanoi

Once a year, ethnic minorities from all parts of the country gather at the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism to celebrate Vietnam Ethnic Groups' Culture Day, which field on April 19.

The tourist area in Son Tay Town, a suburb of Hanoi, has become much livelier these days with art spaces. A variety of activities under the theme "Colors of the Cultures of Vietnamese Ethnic Groups" have taken place to celebrate the important day for Vietnam's ethnic minorities.

The annual colorful festival is held from April 14 to 19, where visitors can find a busy, cheerful and happy atmosphere among ethnic minorities participating in cultural activities at the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism.

 Thai ethnic people from Yen Thang commune, Lang Chanh district, Thanh Hoa province, dressed in colorful traditional costumes, passionately performed the Nhay Sap or dance between bamboo poles.
 The Cha Mun Festival is an important cultural and religious beauty of the Black Thai ethnic community in Vietnam, conveying their wishes for a healthy and wealthy year with bountiful crops.
 The centerpiece of the festival is a cotton tree, or so-called Boc May in the Thai language, decorated with colorful strings and cloth bags.
 Worship offerings include boiled chicken, steamed sticky rice, clothes, and distilled liquor.

The Thay Mo, or shaman, performs rituals to worship the gods and pray for a year of good weather, abundant crops, and good health for the villagers.

The bamboo dance simulates the daily activities of the black Thai people, such as planting trees, harvesting rice, pounding rice, and others.

 Costumes of Thai people. 
The Ede ethnic people from the Central Highland province of Daklak reenacted the excerpt from their unique ceremony called Cung Che or Jar Worship Ceremony.
 The Jar Worshipping Ceremony is practiced by these people every year to enhance the bond among villagers. 
 Housewives prepared food and offerings for the ceremony in advance.
 The shaman is the person who plays the most important role in the ceremony, helping to “enter the soul” for the jar.
 After the wine-pouring ceremony, everyone may dance and sing happily and attend the party until late at night.
 A tourist took photos with Ede ethnic people, the 12th most populous of the 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam, totaling 330,000