Mid-autumn festival to feature culture of Gia Lai Province

Sunday, 2019-09-08 16:17:45
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A performance of Gia Rai ethnic people at the opening ceremony of the festival (Photo: baodansinh.vn)
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NDO/VNS - The culture of the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai is on show during the mid-autumn festival, held on September 7-8, at the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology.

In collaboration with the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the museum introduces significant cultural activities originating from Gia Lai, such as gong performances, folk singing and dancing, musical instruments, basket weaving, brocade weaving, and local cuisine of the Ba Na and Gia Rai ethnic minority groups.

With the theme ‘Colours of Gia Lai Culture’, the festival aims to introduce the culture and people of Gia Lai Province, and to preserve and promote the cultural heritages of the ethnic minority people to domestic and international participants.

Apart from the highlights of Gia Lai Province, festival goers also have a chance to enjoy various activities to celebrate mid-autumn festival as usual, such as dragon dances, mask painting, making traditional toys, and preparing a mid-autumn festival feast including moon cakes and various types of decorated fruits.

In addition, they can learn about the customs of the mid-autumn festival with instructions by artisans and cultural experts.