Famous ethnic festivals in the North to be held for preservation

September, 12/2022 - 08:24
The programme aims to create a strong change in public awareness of preservation and promotion of traditional and cultural values in a bid to evoke pride and strengthen the solidarity of the community.

HÀ NỘI — Some of the most famous ethnic festivals in the North will be held this year, aiming to preserve traditional and cultural values of these unique events.

Deputy minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Trịnh Thị Thủy has signed a decision on organising activities to preserve and promote those ethnic festivals.

The Department of Ethnic Culture will co-operate with the Culture Departments of Hà Giang, Phú Thọ, Thanh Hóa, and Lào Cai provinces and other agencies to organise the festivals by the end of this year.

A man jumps over the fire at the Fire-Jumping Festival of the Pà Thẻn ethnic people in Hà Giang Province. — Photo vov.vn

The programme aims to create a strong change in public awareness of preservation and promotion of traditional and cultural values of ethnic minorities in a bid to evoke pride and strengthen the solidarity of the communities.

The organisation of the festivals will also help to preserve and promote cultural identities, as well as to create new tourist products.

The expense for the festival organisation is from the central government's budget for the national programme on socio-economic development in ethnic and mountainous areas in the 2021-25 period.

In Sa Pa Town in Lào Cai Province, there will be a festival dedicating to the Tết Cơm Mới (New Rice Festival) of the Giáy ethnic group. The event will be conducted by five ethnic artisans and dozens of other Giáy people living in Tả Van Commune.

Mường ethnic women prepare for the New Rice Festival. A version of this ceremony will be held in Thanh Sơn Distritc in Phú Thọ Province. — Photo vietnam-tourism.com

In Thanh Hóa Province’s Ngọc Lặc District, there will be preservative activities dedicating to the Mường Lập and Mường Đòn festivals of Mường ethnic group living in Thạch Thành District.

The Fre-Jumping Festival of the Pà Thẻn ethnic people will be replicated in Quang Bình District in Hà Giang Province.

In Thanh Sơn Distritc, Phú Thọ Province, there will be rituals of the New Rice Festival of the Mường group.

At all the localities, each events will be conducted by ethnic artisans and people from local ethnic groups.

The organisers will conduct surveys and research and at the same time to collect all information and documents about these festivals to propose solutions to preserve and promote the events.

They will also arrange the teaching and guiding of the practice of rituals and traditional games of these festivals. — VNS

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