Culture and Tourism Village hosts joyous New Year celebrations in December

Wednesday, 2017-12-06 10:16:09
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A foreign visitor joins a ritual dance with Nung ethnic groups at the village (Photo: Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism)
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NDO – Joyous celebrations for New Year 2018 are being held this December at the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism, in the Dong Mo tourism area of Son Tay town, Hanoi.

The programme welcomes the participation of 100 ethnic people from 11 ethnic groups across the country, including Tay, Dao, Mong, Thai, Muong, Kho Mu, Ta Oi, Raglai and Khmer.

A typical rural market in the northwest and east west regions is recreated at the village, where visitors can enjoy the festive atmosphere during New Year with the locals in the regions.

Visitors are invited to enjoy folk songs and dances, play folk games, and enjoy indigenous dishes from the Mong, Dao, Thai, Tay and, Muong people.

Khu Cu Te festival, which has a significant meaning in the cultural and spiritual life of the La Chi ethnic community in Ha Giang province, will also be introduced during the programme. It is the biggest traditional festival of the La Chi people in the year, in which they cheer for bumper crops and pray for peace and happiness.

The festival was recognised as a national intangible cultural heritage in 2014 by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

There are also traditional arts performances by artists from the Vietnam Tuong (classical drama) Theatre, a puppet show staged by the Vietnam Puppet Theatre, and a circus show by the Vietnam Circus Federation.