15:39 | 05/06/2018 Culture & Art
The Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism, in the Dong Mo tourism area of Son Tay town in Hanoi, is hosting a program celebrating the cultural diversity and customs of the Central Highlands region this June.
|Gong performances are an indispensable part of the program|
The program has attracted around 90 ethnic people from 12 groups in the region, including Ta Oi, Co Tu, Raglai, E De, and Khmer, among others.
The program introduces visitors to folk songs and lullabies of the Central Highlanders, as well as the making of their traditional musical instruments and cloth weaving.
A cooking contest, gong performances, sporting events and folk games are also indispensable parts of the month-long event.
Notably, children visiting the village can register for a free training course on experiencing the Buddhist monastic life. During the two-day courses, on June 2-3 and June 16-17, participants will learn about Buddhist rituals and Buddha’s teachings on humanism and being a well behaved child.
During June, a number of traditional festivals of ethnic groups will be held in the village, such as a new house warming ceremony by the Cham group from Ninh Thuan, and the ceremony of brotherhood and longevity celebration by the Ede people in Dak Lak province.