|Sa Pa: Lào Cai Province.|Viet Nam News
The 13th Cultural, Sports and Tourism Festival of ethnic groups in the northern region will take place in Lào Cai Province in October, according to the Ministry of Cultural, Sports and Tourism.
The purpose of the festival is to introduce the cultural characteristics of ethnic groups as well as promote the region’s tourism strengths.
The event will include participation of eight provinces - Lào Cai, Hòa Bình, Sơn La, Điện Biên, Lai Châu, Yên Bái, Phú Thọ and Hà Giang.
A series of cultural activities will be organised, including performances of excerpts of outstanding ethnic group festivals, mass art performances, traditional ethnic clothing shows, an exhibition on cultural products and tourism, and a photo exhibition on specific cultural identities in the region. Thousands of artists from the provinces will take part.
A fair featuring handicrafts and traditional ethnic musical instruments will also be held.