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Cultural village hosts Hà Giang festival

Update: September, 01/2017 - 19:00
Mông people dance at a traditional event. Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Communities from Hà Giang Province will stir up some fun at the Việt Nam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism by hosting a festival between September 1 and 31.

The cultural village is located in Sơn Tây District, 40km west of the centre of Hà Nội.

Themed Market Festival of Đồng Văn Karst Plateau, it will include a series of activities by groups from the northern province of Hà Giang and offer their traditional food and drinks such as thắng cố (soup with horse meat), mèn mén (steamed minced corn), corn wine and baked buffalo meat.

The event will see artists perform local handicrafts including weaving, making bamboo instruments, making sticky rice and dyeing cloth using beeswax, along with folk songs, dances and games.

An exhibition on life on Karst Plateau will be held, which will display a pair of bamboo flutes seven metres high made by artisans from Mông ethnic group in Hà Giang.

Visitors will be able to watch the Mông community’s traditional flute festival on September 2, while on September 3, the community will perform its celebration ritual for new homes.

On the occasion, the village will also host a photo exhibition from the northern province of Phú Thọ, as well as a real folk boat race by sportsmen from the province.

People can also observe the traditional worship ceremony of the Dao ethnic group performed on the full moon of the seventh lunar month, which is one of the three most important annual events for the community.

The event expects to gather 300 representatives from 12 ethnic groups from 11 provinces throughout the country. — VNS

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