The Hanoitimes - A variety of cultural activities will be held at the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism, in Son Tay District on the outskirts of Hanoi.
Accordingly, the event wil be held throughout this November with the aim of preserving and promoting the traditional cultural heritage of ethnic groups across Vietnam.
Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism.
The event is held annually by the Management Board of the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism and will introduce visitors to the traditional cultural activities of the Tay, Dao, Mong, Thai, Muong, Kho Mu, Ta Oi, and Khmer ethnic groups, among others.
At the weekend, there will be traditional arts performances by artists from the Vietnam National Academy of Music and the Vietnam Cheo Theatre in addition to cultural and cuisine performances by the X'Tieng ethnic group.
Meanwhile, song and dance performances, fork games and other traditional cultural activities performed by various ethnic groups will take place on weekdays during November. The highlight of the month-long event is the organisation of the 'Vietnam Ethnic Groups’ Unity–Vietnam Cultural Heritage' Week on November 18 to 23.
The week will feature a festival of national unity; the Cai Rang floating market - the national intangible cultural heritage; a seminar on the development of the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism; and the inauguration of the first phase of the Phap An pagoda; among others.
The week is expected to honour the cultural heritage of Vietnam's ethnic groups, whilst promoting cultural exchanges and tourism, and contributing to fostering the strength of national unity.
Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism covers on a total area of more than 1,500ha with 7 functional areas, of which, the 200ha ethnic village area has the terrain of hills, mountains, valleys, lakes interwoven the traditional village models of ethnic groups to recreate the natural and cultural landscapes of 4 village clusters in Viet Nam.
The village include four clusters. In which, cluste I about landscapes and typical cultural works of 28 ethnic groups in the North-East, North-West and North Central mountainous regions belonging to language families of Tay – Thai, Tang – Mien, Mong – Dao, Viet – Muong, Ka Dai.
Cluster II possesses landscapes and typical cultural works of 18 ethnic groups in the South-Central and Central Highlands regions belonging to language families of Mon – Kho Me, Nam Dao.
Cluster III contains landscapes and typical cultural works of the ethnic groups in the half-mountain half-plain, plateau, mountain, riverside regions belonging to language families of Mon – Kho Me and Nam Dao (Cham, Khmer, Cho Ro, Chu Ru ethnic groups).
Cluster IV expresses landscapes and typical cultural works of the ethnic groups residing in the half-mountain half plain, mountain, plain, coastal, riverside, town regions belonging to language families of Han, Viet – Muong (Kinh, Hoa, Ngai, San Diu ethnic groups).