Cultural Day celebrates ethnic groups’ identities

(VOVworld) -  Vietnamese ethnic groups’ cultures are being highlighted at an event which began on Wednesday at the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism in Son Tay town, on the outskirts of Hanoi. The Vietnam Ethnic Groups’ Cultural Day involved exhibitions and performances of traditional musical instruments made from bamboo and re-creations of traditional ethnic minority festivals, rituals, and folk games. 

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Festival goers watch an Ede man making and playing musical instruments. (Photo: Thanh Ha/VNA)

At the opening ceremony, Minister of Culture, Sports, and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien said the celebration intends to inspire responsibility for preserving Vietnamese cultural identities and promoting Vietnam’s great national unity.

Huynh Huu Thai, a festival participant from Quang Ngai province, said: “Vietnam has a large number of ethnic minority groups, which requires our efforts to preserve this diversity of culture while strengthening Vietnam’s great national unity. I’m happy that we have these activities to promote ethnic groups. I hope they will be held annually.”

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