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Culture and Tourism Village hosts joyous New Year 2018 celebrations

Updated at Thursday, 07 Dec 2017, 11:25
The Hanoitimes - Joyous celebrations for New Year 2018 are being held this December at the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism, in the Dong Mo tourism area of Son Tay town, Hanoi.
Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism.
Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism.
The programme welcomes the participation of 100 ethnic people from 11 ethnic groups across the country, including Tay, Dao, Mong, Thai, Muong, Kho Mu, Ta Oi, Raglai and Khmer.
A typical rural market in the northwest and east-west regions is recreated at the village, where visitors can enjoy the festive atmosphere during New Year with the locals in the regions. Visitors are invited to enjoy folk songs and dances, play folk games, and enjoy indigenous dishes from the Mong, Dao, Thai, Tay and, Muong people.
Khu Cu Te festival, which has a significant meaning in the cultural and spiritual life of the La Chi ethnic community in Ha Giang province, will also be introduced during the programme. It is the biggest traditional festival of the La Chi people in the year, in which they cheer for bumper crops and pray for peace and happiness.
The festival was recognized as a national intangible cultural heritage in 2014 by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism. There are also traditional arts performances by artists from the Vietnam Tuong (classical drama) Theatre, a puppet show staged by the Vietnam Puppet Theatre and a circus show by the Vietnam Circus Federation.
Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism covers on a total area of more than 1,500ha with seven 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 four village clusters in Vietnam.
In here, the traditional cultural festivals are reappeared such as North-West highland markets, rain praying festival of Cor ethnic group (Quang Nam Province), rice planting festival of B’rau ethnic group (Kon Tum Province), Bay Nui Ox Racing (An Giang Province), Cai Rang Floating Market (Can Tho City), etc. These are the opportunity for visitors to enjoy the festive atmosphere imbued cultural identity of each region. Especially, the ethnic people will introduce their own traditional culture beauties to visitors.
Ha Phuong