The Hanoitimes - On Jul 2017, foreign and domestic visitors to Vietnam Nationalities Village for the Ethnic Culture and Tourism in Dong Mo tourism area of Son Tay town in Hanoi will experience activities featuring the traditional cultures and customs of the ethnic minorities in the Central Highlands.
With the theme The Echo of the Central Highlands, the series will include special arts performances on the weekends. Young Ê Đê artists from Dak Lak Province will introduce their hometown to audience via songs like Tinh Ca Tay Nguyen (The Love Song of the Central Highlands) or Nong Nan Tay Nguyen (Passionate Central Highlands). There will be also performances and exhibitions to introduce traditional musical instruments of the Central Highlands like gongs and t’rưng.
Particularly, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of Vietnamese War Invalids and Martyrs’ Day, the management board of the village will hold a requiem to pay tributes to the national heroes who have sacrificed for the nation’s freedom and independence.
Vietnam Nationalities Village for the Ethnic Culture and Tourism.
Daily activities the Vietnam Village in July include introductions to national sovereignty over the seas and islands and a photo exhibition showcasing the beauty of the land, people, cuisines and cultures of the Central Highlands.
During children’s summer break, the village will also host many educational activities and courses like Bup Sen Hong (The Pink Lotus), which will be organised in the Khmer Pagoda in the village, aiming to offer space for the participants to exchange with each other while learning Buddha’s teachings about morality and humanity.
Another highlight of the Central Highlands-themed month in the village is the ceremony of floating water lanterns on celebrating the festival of paying tributes to parents.
According to Decision No.667/QD-TTg, which was released on August 21, 1997 by the Prime Minister, on approving the master plan for the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Minority Culture and Tourism, the destination will become a national cultural centre, reproducing, preserving, promoting and exploiting the traditional cultural heritage of 54 ethnic groups around the country.
The village also meets the demands of healthy entertainment, sporting and arts activities for both domestic and foreign visitors. Through cultural and arts activities with rich and attractive content imbued with national culture, the village to contribute to fostering the love of nature and the country among the people.
They created conditions in which for ethnic minority people to live and reproduce their living space, daily activities and festivals, as well as produce in the fields and buy products typical of the village. The national cultural space seems to have been completed thanks to the hearts and hands of ethnic minority people who are living here. In addition to their cultural and tourism events, various activities by artists from traditional arts theatres and clubs are being held in the village.