HÀ NỘI - The Việt Nam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism on Hà Nội's outskirts district of Đồng Mô will host a number of events to promote cultural tourism and traditional values.
Around 100 people will take part, including actors from the Theatre of Bà Rịa Vũng Tàu and members of 15 different ethnic groups.
The "Mùa xuân và Tuổi trẻ" (“Spring and Youth”) programme includes a gong festival and other festivities for preserving and promoting the cultural values of the country.
|Gongs played by the Gia Rai ethnics during the festival. Photo courtesy of Hoàng Tâm
A highlight activity titled “Tháng Ba mùa con ong đi lấy mật” (March is when bees go collecting honey) will be presented at the end of the week. Ethnic groups introduce special types of coffee and enjoy them with tourists.
Art performances about the spring and the nation are a part of the event “Mùa xuân yêu thương” (Spring of love) by the Bà Rịa Vũng Tàu theatre.
|An art performance by Ê đê ethnic people. Photo courtesy of Hoàng Tâm
Visitors will be able to experience ethnic cultures at the cultural village space.
There are activities for visitors such as cooking family meals, playing traditional musical instruments and folk games.
Participants could also experience making traditional crafts like wickerwork. They could bring home products such as a lovely basket or a model of communal house after finishing.
There are also daily activities to introduce the cultures and customs of various ethnic groups in the country.
Events run throughout the month of March. VNS