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Huế to hold regional festival of ethnic culture

Update: November, 12/2018 - 11:33
A performance of cồng chiêng (gongs). The performance is an item recognised by UNESCO as a world intangible cultural heritage. — Photo gialai.gov.vn
Viet Nam News

THỪA THIÊN-HUẾ — The central province of Thừa Thiên-Huế is to send art troupes to the regional folklore festival to be held later this month in Đà Lạt.

The festival will present 12 provincial art troupes representing localities near and on the Trường Sơn Mountain Range and Central Highlands, including Tuyên Quang, Vĩnh Phúc, Quảng Ngãi, Gia Lai, Đắk Lắk, Kon Tum, and Lâm Đồng.

The festival will host art performances by local ethnic minorities.

According to the organisers, the festival aims to help preserve the unique cultures of the different ethnic minority groups in the region.

Activities will include re-enactments of rituals, cồng chiêng (gongs) performances and a display of ethnic minority costumes.

The 3-day festival, from November 23-25, will also host a beauty contest, cooking competition, as well as crossbow and javelin events.

A food fair offering typical dishes will be available.

Participants at the festival will have the chance to take part in a tour visiting ethnic minority villages in remote mountainous areas of Lâm Đồng Province.

The event is important to preserve and protect the typical culture of groups, such as the Bru-Vân Kiều, Tà-Ôi, Kơ-Tu, Gié-Triêng, Cor, Hrê, Gia-Rai, Ê-đê, Ba-na, and Xơ-đăng, according to the organisers.

The festival is the second of its kind, with more art troupes and participants taking part compared to the first, which was held in Đà Lạt in 2014. — VNS

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