Traditional brocade made by ethnic Bahnar residents in Glar Commune in Đắk Đoa District in Đắk Nông Province. — Photo courtesy of Tin Tức Newspaper
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS — The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has asked the provincial authority of Đắk Nông to prepare for the Việt Nam 2nd Brocade Culture Festival 2020 in the province later this year.
The second Brocade Culture Festival 2020 aims to promote the values of the traditional brocade weaving culture of ethnic minorities in Việt Nam, and of ethnic groups in the Central Highlands province of Đắk Nông in particular.
The festival also includes the semi-final and final rounds of the Việt Nam Tourism Beauty Pageant, a Đắk Nông Investment conference, an international conference which will gather products from Southeast Asian countries; and a photo contest titled “The Culture, Nature and People of Đắk Nông”.
These activities aim to introduce the tourism potential of the country and the Central Highlands, attracting visitors to the region, and contributing to socio-econimic development.
First Brocade Culture Festival
In early 2019, Kon Tum Province launched the first Brocade Culture Festival.
Activities at the 2019 festival included a carnival themed “Brocade Road” in Gia Nghiã town in Đăk Nông on January 15.
The event attracted 2,000 craftspeople and professional and amateur artists nationwide as well as foreign delegations from Laos, Cambodia and Indonesia.
A performance of gong and other traditional instruments, singing, and dancing was held. Attendees at the festival paraded in traditional brocade costumes of many ethnic groups.
A brocade fashion show titled “Brocade Dream” featured collections of traditional and modern brocade, and fashion accessories. — VNS