Ethnic minority festival postponed for second time

The second Muong Ethnic Cultural Festival, which was scheduled to take place from December 10-12 in the central province of Thanh Hoa, will be postponed to prevent the spread of COVID-19,

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 according to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Ethnic minority festival postponed for second time
The second Muong Ethnic Cultural Festival has been halted for the second time. — Photo daidoanket.vn

This is the second time the event, which aims to honour and promote the cultural identity of the Muong ethnic minority, has been postponed. An appropriate time to celebrate the festival will be considered by the ministry in collaboration with Thanh Hoa Provincial People’s Committee and announced later.

Earlier, the second Muong Ethnic Cultural Festival was postponed from its original date of October 29-31, also due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The culture ministry and the Thanh Hoa authorities had worked with localities to prepare for the festival.

More than 600 artisans, artists and athletes from Muong communities across the nation were expected to attend.

 

A variety of activities were to be featured, including a demonstration of weaving traditional clothes and handicraft products, performances of gongs, ritual ceremonies and a photo exhibition.

However, due to the continued risk of COVID-19 spread to the community the event has been postponed.

The first Muong Ethnic Culture Festival was held in the northern province of Hoa Binh in 2007. VNS