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Cultural week to feature unique traditions of ethnic groups

Update: November, 17/2017 - 22:00
Cái Răng Floating Market in Cần Thơ will be featured at the Culture and Tourism Village of Vietnamese Ethnic Groups. — Photo tourmientayvietnam.com
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Various cultural activities featuring the Mekong Delta region will take place from Saturday at the Culture and Tourism Village of Vietnamese Ethnic Groups, in Sơn Tây Town.

The event marks the highlight of the annual Vietnamese Great National Solidarity and Cultural Heritage Week this year.

The event will draw the participation of nearly 200 people, including artists, actors and actresses from 13 ethnic groups, including Tày, Dao, Mông, Mường, Thái and Khơ Mú from localities nationwide, along with local tourism associations, travel agents, as well as international and domestic tourists.

They will perform folk dances, play games, show off local cuisine and perform traditional rituals.

It aims to honour the culture of Vietnamese ethnic groups, promote cultural exchange, sport activities and tourism to celebrate the 87th anniversary of the Việt Nam Fatherland Front Traditional Day (November 18) and Vietnamese Cultural Heritage Day (November 23).

The cultural week promotes the cultural heritage of the ethnic groups, connecting localities and ethnic groups in the country and promotes tourism at the village, according to Nguyễn Thanh Sơn, head of the village’s management board.

Cái Răng Floating Market, a national intangible heritage treasure and unique cultural feature in the southern province of Cần Thơ will be featured at the event on November 18 to 20. A duplicate of the floating market will be constructed in the village with traders selling fruits and other specialties on boats.

The floating market, formed over 100 years ago, has become a tourism feature of the Mekong Delta. It is a prime example of the waterway market culture in the southwestern region, where people buy and sell goods, mainly fruits and vegetables, on boats. It contributes to the preservation and promotion of local culture.

Đờn ca tài tử (southern instrumental music and singing), which was recognised as an intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO, will also be performed.

The Cần Thơ Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism will introduce some specialities and display photos to promote tourism.

Another highlight is a conference entitled "Building and Developing the Culture and Tourism Village of Vietnamese Ethnic Groups in the New Period". — VNS

 

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