Activities highlight Central Highlands' culture

Wednesday, 2017-06-28 05:47:46
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NDO – A wide variety of activities will be held at the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism in Dong Mo, Son Tay district, Hanoi throughout the entire month of July to introduce the unique cultural identities of the ethnic minority groups from the Central Highlands region.

The highlight of the programme will be an arts exchange programme featuring folk songs and dances performed by ethnic minority people who are living at the village as well as songs praising the beauty of the Central Highlands region.

In addition, activities displaying and introducing Central Highland traditional musical instruments, including gongs, T’rung and K’rong put (local traditional bamboo xylophones), will be expected to attract a large number of visitors.

A training course will be organised at the Khmer people’s pagoda, offering an opportunity for children to play as well as learn about beautiful things in life, filial piety and human virtue.

A requiem for martyrs who sacrificed their lives for national independence and freedom will also be held at the village, as part of activities to mark the 70th anniversary of War Invalids' and Martyrs' Day (July 27, 1947-2017).

The daily life and the process of making traditional handicrafts of ethnic minority groups, including Tay, Muong, Dao, Kho Mu, Ta Oi, E De and Khmer, will be reproduced during the month, highlighting the unique cultural identities of the region.

Visitors will also have a chance to enjoy traditional cuisine and folk art as well as join folk games of ethnic minorities.

On the occasion, 21 sovereignty rocks and a photo exhibition will be displayed to affirm Vietnam’s dominion over the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spartly) archipelagos. In addition, a photo exhibition will be held featuring the beauty of the Central Highlands.