Diverse activities at ethnic culture and tourism village this month
The Saigon Times Daily
|The inauguration ceremony of Phap An Pagoda, which is part of the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism – PHOTO: VNA|
HCMC – The Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism in Hanoi City will organize various cultural activities throughout January, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has announced.
There will be nearly 100 artists and performers from 14 ethnic groups from different parts of the nation attending, such as Kho Mu from Dien Bien Province, Dao from Hanoi City, Ta Oi from Thua Thien-Hue Province, Xo Dang from Kon Tum Province, Raglai from Ninh Thuan Province and Khmer from Soc Trang Province.
They will introduce their festivals, customs and traditional events from now to the Lunar New Year holiday (Tet).
Particularly, Nung ethnic minority people from the northern province of Lang Son will introduce their offering rituals to ward off bad luck and seek happiness, good health and prosperity.
Tay-minority artists will present "Lau Then" ritual. Then singing (or hat Then in Vietnamese) is a unique music genre of Tay and Nung ethnic groups as it is performed in spring as a traditional cultural and spiritual activity.
In addition, cultural and art shows themed "Spring Festival" will be staged on weekends by artists from the Vietnam Tuong Theater and Vietnam Cheo Theater, featuring Tuong and Cheo, which are both traditional opera genres of Vietnam.
Visitors can taste traditional dishes of ethnic minority groups such as grilled fish, colorful sticky rice and chicken with bamboo shoot. Other activities include tea harvest, fabric weaving, production of musical instruments, and folk games.
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