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Ethnic minorities’ cultural festival in Huế

Update: May, 12/2017 - 15:30
A festival on traditional sports and cultural activities of the mountainous regions will be held in the central province of Thừa Thiên Huế from May 15 to 17. — Photo dulichanz.com
Viet Nam News

THỪA THIÊN HUẾ — A festival on traditional sports and cultural activities of the mountainous regions will be celebated in the central province of Thừa Thiên Huế from May 15 to 17.

Held every two years, the event is an effort to honour, preserve and promote the unique cultural characteristics of the ethnic minority communities living in the district, and to make people aware of the tourism potential of the region.

The festival will see a variety of activities such as an arts performance, traditional clothes fairs and other exhibitions, sports competitions, and mobile film screening.

Nguyễn Mạnh Hùng, vice-chairman of A Lưới District’s People’s Committee, said the unique cultural activities of the ethnic people in the district, such as traditional ways of bathing in the stream, washing hair and catching fish in groups, will be showcased at the festival for the first time this year.

Around 500 amateur artists and athletes from ethnic minority groups in Thừa Thiên Huế Province’s four mountainous districts of Nam Đông, A Lưới, Phú Lộc and Phong Điền will participate in the event. — VNS

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