Thái women perform traditional dances during the "Great Unity of Ethnic Groups- Vietnamese Cultural Heritage” week 2021. — VNA/VNS Photo Tuấn Đức
The 'Great Unity of Ethnic Groups-Vietnamese Cultural Heritage' week 2021 has taken place at the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism in Hà Nội’s Sơn Tây District.
The event marks the 91st anniversary of the traditional day of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (November 18, 1930 - November 18, 2021) and the 76th anniversary of Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day (November 23, 1945 - November 23, 2021).
A Thái woman is pictured weaving cloth with a traditional loom. — VNA/VNS Photo Tuấn Đức
Activities during the week contribute to promoting the cultural identity of 54 ethnic groups in Việt Nam in the implementation of the "All people unite to build cultural life" movement, protecting cultural heritage values and building an advanced Vietnamese culture imbued with national identity.
The organising board wishes to arouse the spirit of solidarity of the whole nation and promote good traditions, spreading the spirit of mutual affection and love for the homeland and the people of Việt Nam.
The house-cooling ritual of the Mường is re-enacted at the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism. — VNA/VNS Photo Tuấn Đức
This is also an activity to reopen the Vietnam Ethnic Culture and Tourism Village after it was temporarily closed for COVID-19 prevention and control.
The highlight of the event is the opening programme and exhibitions to promote investment in the village. In addition to the regular activities of the 13 ethnic groups at the village, there are performances of traditional musical instruments of the Mông ethnic group and the Spring Festival (Nào Pê Chầu), a festival of the Mông ethnic group.
Traditional dances of the Khmer performed during the "Great Unity of Ethnic Groups- Vietnamese Cultural Heritage” week. — VNA/VNS Photo Tuấn Đức
The "Great Unity of Ethnic Groups- Vietnamese Cultural Heritage” week 2021 is also a chance for tourists to get immersed in the unique culture of the ethnic groups nationwide.
“Enjoying special art performances, weaving cloth with the Thái people, tasting smoked buffalo meat – the traditional dish of the Mông, and directly observing the house-cooling ritual of the Mường – these are some of the extremely unforgettable and impressive experiences that I have been lucky to get during my visit to the village,” said visitors Nguyễn Thanh Bình who lives on Bạch Mai Street in Hà Nội. — VNS
The special dishes of Việt Nam's ethnic groups are introduced at the village. — VNA/VNS Photo Tuấn Đức