11:21 | 01/09/2017 Society
The Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism in the Dong Mo tourism area of Son Tay town, Hanoi, will host a variety of activities throughout this September in order to celebrate the National Day (September 2, 1945 -2017).
The programme is expected to feature around 300 artists, actors and students of 12 ethnic groups from 11 localities across the country.
A typical rural market at Dong Van karst plateau will be recreated at the event, introducing visitors to indigenous specialties, folk games and dances of the ethnic minorities groups in the northern province of Ha Giang.
A total of 60 photos depicting the life, natural landscapes and people of Ha Giang will be displayed at the event.
Notably, a traditional boat race from Phu Tho province will be featured for the first time at the village as part of the programme. The boat race aims to honour the country’s sportsmanship, and show their gratitude to their national ancestors.
Long-standing cultural practices of the ancestral land of Phu Tho will also be introduced to visitors at the village through a display of 100 pictures.
The organising board will also present one of the largest festivals of the Dao ethnic group in Ba Vi district, Hanoi, which is observed annually on the fifteenth day of the seventh lunar month. The ritual aims to worship the departed and pay tribute to ancestors.
Documentary films will also screened for visitors, providing them with vivid historical documents on the country’s history, thus nurturing patriotism and national pride among them.