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Week celebrating ethnic groups’ heritage to open

Update: September, 27/2016 - 16:00
Khơ Mú women prepares for a festival. Lifestyle of the group will be showcased at the Việt Nam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism between November 18 and 23. Photo ubdt.gov.vn
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Hundreds of representatives from various ethnic groups will participate in cultural activities organised at the Việt Nam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism between November 18 and 23.

The event is being held to celebrate Việt Nam Cultural Heritage Day (November 23).

Eight ethnic groups of Tày (from northern province of Thái Nguyên), Thái (central province of Nghệ An), Mường (northern province of Hòa Bình) and Dao (Hà Nội), as well as Khơ Mú (northern province of Điện Biên), Ba Na (central highland province of Gia Lai), Ê Đê (central province of Đắk Lắc) and Khmer (southern province of Sóc Trăng) will display their handicrafts, folk music, games, festivals and customs.

Students from art, cultural institutions and theatres throughout the country will also take part in performances at the event.

A photo contest for photographers throughout the country featuring activities at the village over the past few years will also be held.

The organisers will give out the awards to the winners on November 18. The awards consist of two first, two second, four third and six encouragement prizes. — VNS

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