|A shaman of the Dao group performs a ceremony at the 7th Full Moon Festival. The ritual will be performed at the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism. — Photo baotintuc.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Around 300 artists from the Việt Nam Circus Federation, Việt Nam Puppetry Theatre, students from the Hà Nội Culture University and representatives from 12 ethnic groups will take part in various activities at the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism on the outskirts of Hà Nội between August 31 and September 30.
Dubbed “Enjoying Independence Day”, the highlight of the programme will be a festive market on Đồng Văn Plateau in the northern province of Hà Giang, where people can exchange goods, meet friends, dance and sing.
A photo exhibition featuring 60 photos on landscapes and the life of people on the karst plateau will be on show together with a pair of big flutes made by Mông people from Hà Giang Province that are 7m long.
At the market, visitors can taste Hà Giang delicacies like thắng cố (horse meat soup), mèn mén (corn cake), corn wine and dried buffalo, while enjoying traditional handicrafts like embroidery weaving, bamboo instruments, batique and folk games.
A Mông flute festival will also be held to celebrate the group’s culture.
A traditional boat festival from the northern province of Phú Thọ will be held to encourage a sporting spirit among the community and praise the bravery and strength of the navy ancient times.
Various movies will be screened on site to entertain visitors, while folk music shows will also be held.
The village is located in Sơn Tây District, some 45km to the west of Hà Nội. — VNS