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Ethnic groups gather to celebrate

Update: November, 05/2015 - 08:00
Married to tradition: A wedding procession of Dao ethnic people. The diversified culture of Viet Nam's ethnic groups will be highlighted at the Cultural Heritage Week. — Photo vovworld.vn

HA NOI (VNS) — Viet Nam Cultural Heritage Week will be held at the Culture Tourism Village of Vietnamese Ethnic Groups in Ba Vi District on the outskirts of Ha Noi from November 15-23.

Organised by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the event is to celebrate Viet Nam Cultural Heritage Day (November 23). The event is also to honour the diversified culture of 54 Vietnamese ethnic groups.

A number of ethnic groups will participate, including Thai, Kho Mu in the Northern province of Dien Bien; Ta Oi in Central province of Thua Thien Hue; Cham in Binh Dinh central province; Mo Nong in Central Highlands province of Dak Lak, and Kinh in Ha Noi.

Visitors will have the chance to attend the traditional festivals of ethnic groups such as le cau mua (praying for rain) ritual of the Kho Mu, AzaKooh festival (praying for bumper crop) of Ta Oi; wedding ceremony of San Chay and the hair-washing festival of the Thai.

The Cultural Heritage Week will also comprise a photo exhibition which showcase people' life, natural landscapes, and their cultural heritage. Photos of lotus, which symbolise the pure dignity of Vietnamese nation, will be among the ones displayed at the exhibition.

An art performance featuring folk tunes and dances will be staged by ethnic performers. — VNS

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