Vang Vieng, Lao PDR

Cultural Festival of Ethnic Groups in Central Vietnam to take place next week

Organised by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism in collaboration with Binh Dinh province, the festival will be hosted in Quy Nhơn City, attracting artisans, artists, performers, musicians, and athletes from 11 central provinces.

The 4th Central Ethnic Culture Festival for the year, themed “Preservation and Advancement of Cultural Identity among Central Ethnic Groups: Equality, Unity, Respect, Integration, and Development,” is set to take place from September 8 to 10 in Bình Định.

Organised by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism in collaboration with the Bình Định Provincial People’s Committee, the festival will be hosted in Quy Nhơn City.

Participants and collaborators of the event include central agencies, departments, artisans, artists, performers, musicians, and athletes from different ethnic minorities across 11 central provinces. These provinces include Thanh Hóa, Quảng Bình, Quảng Trị, Thừa Thiên – Huế, Quảng Nam, Quảng Ngãi, Bình Định, Phú Yên, Khánh Hòa, Ninh Thuận, and Bình Thuận.

Reenactment of the New Rice Offering Ritual by people of ethnic minority in Bình Định (Photo VietNamNet)

The festival’s framework will include a spectrum of activities such as the Festival of Mass Culture, traditional national costume showcase, performances and glimpses into local festivals and rituals, exhibitions and introductions of indigenous traditional culture, culinary showcases, and more.

The Central Ethnic Culture Festival 2023 serves as a platform to commemorate enduring traditional cultural values and safeguard and propel the cultural essence of the Central region’s ethnic groups within the tapestry of Vietnam’s diverse 54-ethnic community. The festival plays a pivotal role in advancing Vietnamese culture and uniting its people, aligning with the nation’s pursuit of sustainable development.

The event will also spotlight regional tourism, galvanise localities to promote tourism and establish a cultural hub for artisans, performers, athletes, and the general public to convene, exchange ideas, and share experiences.

The festival aims to underscore the traditional cultural heritage of the Central region’s populace, especially in the context of the country’s integration and development.

Earlier, on August 15th, the Steering Committee for the 4th Central Ethnic Culture Festival in Bình Định province in 2023 convened a meeting to review the preparations and overall design of the festival’s activities. VNS


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