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Themed “Preserving and Promoting Northeast Ethnic Culture in the Reform Process: Integration and Sustainable Development", the festival aims to honour the traditional cultural values of ethnic groups in the northeast provinces.
Delegates at the opening ceremony include Politburo member Truong Thi Mai, Head of the Party’s Commission for Mass Mobilisation, Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh, Vice State President, Do Ba Ty, Deputy Chairman of the National Assembly, Nguyen Ngoc Thien, Minister of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, and Michael Croft, Chief Representative of UNESCO Office in Vietnam.
Minister of Culture, Sports, and Touris Nguyen Ngoc Thien addresses at the opening ceremony.
Representatives of Hanoi, Lao Cai, Bac Ninh, and Vinh Phuc receive UNESCO’s inscription certificate recognizing tug-of-war game and ritual as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Artists demonstrate tug-of-war movements.
The festival draws about over 1,000 artists, artisans, and musicians from ethnic groups in the nine provinces of Vinh Phuc, Bac Kan, Ha Giang, Tuyen Quang, Cao Bang, Thai Nguyen, Lang Son, Bac Giang, Quang Ninh and the guest province Thanh Hoa.
A performance of traditional musical instruments
The 10th ethnic culture festival takes place from November 2 to 4, 2018 in Vinh Yen City, Vinh Phuc province.
The performance by artists from Ha Giang Province which is famous for buckwheat flower fields.
The image of Lung Cu Flag Tower in Ha Giang Province in Vietnam's northernmost area
A Bac Ninh performance where male singers with turbans and in traditional long dresses, and female singers with flat palm hats with fringes and in four-lapped shirts, sing Quan Ho folk songs.
Artists re-create the festive atmosphere of ethnic people in mountain areas.
A light performance
The festival creates opportunities for artists and local people to exchange ideas on preserving traditional values.

Festival honours north-eastern traditional ethnic culture

(VOVWORLD) - The 10th Culture, Sports, and Tourism Festival for ethnic minority groups in the northeastern region opened in Vinh Phuc province on Friday night.


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