Cultural village hosts Ha Giang festival

Communities from Ha Giang Province will stir up some fun at the Viet Nam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism by hosting a festival between September 1 and 31.


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Mong people dance at a traditional event. 

The cultural village is located in Son Tay District, 40km west of the centre of Hanoi.

Themed Market Festival of Dong Van Karst Plateau, it will include a series of activities by groups from the northern province of Ha Giang and offer their traditional food and drinks such as thắng cố (soup with horse meat), mèn mén (steamed minced corn), corn wine and baked buffalo meat.

The event will see artists perform local handicrafts including weaving, making bamboo instruments, making sticky rice and dyeing cloth using beeswax, along with folk songs, dances and games.

An exhibition on life on Karst Plateau will be held, which will display a pair of bamboo flutes seven metres high made by artisans from Mong ethnic group in Ha Giang.

Visitors will be able to watch the Mong community’s traditional flute festival on September 2, while on September 3, the community will perform its celebration ritual for new homes.

On the occasion, the village will also host a photo exhibition from the northern province of Phu Tho, as well as a real folk boat race by sportsmen from the province.

People can also observe the traditional worship ceremony of the Dao ethnic group performed on the full moon of the seventh lunar month, which is one of the three most important annual events for the community.

The event expects to gather 300 representatives from 12 ethnic groups from 11 provinces throughout the country. 

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