Vietnam-Laos-China ‘con’ throwing festival to take place in Lai Chau

NDO – A ‘con’ (colourful fabric ball) throwing festival of border districts in Vietnam, Laos and China is scheduled to take place in the northern province of Lai Chau on December 29-31, 2019, under the theme “Friendship Colours”.


The Department of Information and Communications of Vietnam’s Lai Chau Province held a press briefing on December 11 to introduce the festival, the sixth of kind.

This is the second time that Muong Te, a border district in Lai Chau Province, has hosted the festival.

This year’s festival will see the participation of 1,000 delegates from border districts of Vietnam, Laos and China.

Various activities will be held within the festival including, a ‘con’ throwing competition, a mass art festival, a street festival, performances displaying ethnic costumes, exhibitions of cultural and tourism products,and folk games.

In addition, a trade fair showcasing over 100 stalls from the three countries will be held at the festival.

Tran Duc Hien, Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of Muong Te District, said that this is an annual event held between the three countries with the aim of strengthening exchange and cooperation between border districts, contributing to promoting socio-economic development, ensuring defence and security, and building solidarity between the border areas.

This is also an occasion for Lai Chau Province to promote its traditional culture and tourism to international friends, Hien added.