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Programme highlights northern mountainous cultures in Hanoi

Updated at Saturday, 29 Apr 2017, 08:54
The Hanoitimes - An art, cultural and exchange programme highlighting ethnic cultures of the northern mountainous provinces will be held at the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism in Dong Mo tourism area of Son Tay town in Hanoi from April 29 to May 2.
Illustrative image.
Illustrative image.
The programme is a part of activities to mark the upcoming anniversaries of Liberation Day (April 30) and May Day (May 1). Under the theme ‘Tay Bac Colours’, the event will feature a variety of activities aiming to preserve and promote the northern mountainous provinces’ traditional cultures and introduce its socio-economic and tourism potential.
A highlight of the programme will be a mountain market promoting the ethnic groups in Moc Chau plateau in Son La province’s unique cultures and featuring local handicrafts, food and everyday items. The market is also a place to rendezvous for singing, dancing, making friends and enjoying community activities.
Traditional costumes, items used in daily life, tools, handicrafts, musical instruments, and ritual and festival artifacts will be on display as well as booths from each province showcasing their unique products, socio-economic achievements and tourism potential.
Various arts performances, festivals and folk games will also take place showcasing the region's music, dances and cultural activities, with the participation of amateur and professional art troupes from the region.
With the area of 198.61 ha, located in the middle of Northern peninsular of Vietnam national Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism on the area with high mountain, valley, water surface, copious terrain, showing distribution of ethnic villages spread over all the country.
Ethnic villages were built into the population to reappear their villages structure and hamlets of the Vietnamese ethnic groups with folk planning and architecture in order to introduce, preserve, and develop traditional cultural values of 54 Vietnamese ethnic groups community. 
Ha Phuong
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