Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Signature foods from different localities nationwide will be featured during a celebration for New Year 2018 at the Việt Nam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism, Sơn Tây Town, the outskirts of Hà Nội.
The event will take place during December and January with the theme of Regional Delicious Dishes.
The programme welcomes the participation of 160 ethnic people from 13 ethnic groups across the country, including Tày, Dao, Mông, Thái, Mường, Khơ Mú, Tà Ôi, Raglai and Khmer.
A typical rural market from the northwest region will be recreated at the village, where visitors can enjoy the festive atmosphere during New Year with locals from the regions.
Visitors are invited to enjoy folk songs and dances, play folk games, and taste indigenous dishes from different regions.
The ethnic people will introduce and cook many specialities such as thắng cố (simmered horse meat and offal), thắng dền (boiled glutinous rice dumplings stuffed with mung beans), mèn mén (cooked corn powder), xôi ngũ sắc (colourful sticky rice), corn wine, roasted pork and grilled fish.
They will sell products from their regions such as dried bamboo shoots, brocade, wine, vegetables and thịt gác bếp (smoked buffalo meat or pork).
Khu Cù Tê festival, which has a significant meaning in the cultural and spiritual life of the La Chì ethnic community in the northern province of Hà Giang, will also be introduced on December 31.
It is the biggest traditional festival of the La Chí people, during which they cheer for bumper crops and pray for peace and happiness.
The festival was recognised as a national intangible cultural heritage in 2014 by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
There are also traditional arts performances by artists from the Việt Nam Tuồng (classical drama) Theatre, a puppet show staged by the Việt Nam Puppet Theatre, and a circus show by the Việt Nam Circus Federation. — VNS