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Ethnic groups to join spring festival in village

Update: February, 06/2016 - 16:00
A procession at long tong festival of Tay ethnic group, which aims to wish for a favourable weather all the year round and bumper crops. — Photo dulich-hagiang.com
HA NOI (VNS) — Various ethnic groups across the country will join the annual spring festival to be held at the Viet Nam Ethnic Group's Culture, Tourism Village here on February 10-15.

Representatives of the Thai group in the northern province of Son La, the Tay group from the northern province of Thai Nguyen, and the Giay group from the northern province of Ha Giang will perform their traditional spring customs, including Long Tong (Farming), the new year welcome festival and the peace wishing ceremony.

Various folk art, games and customs will be showcased during the event, entertaining visitors and offering them a chance to understand the culture of each group.

A traditional wrestling event will be organised between 2.30pm and 4pm on February 13.

National leaders will join the event and wish the groups the best of luck for the lunar new year.

The village is located in Son Tay District, 45km to the west of Ha Noi's centre. — VNS

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