Honouring Vietnamese ethnic groups’ cultural quintessence

NDO – A series of activities honouring the cultural quintessence of Vietnamese ethnic groups will take place at the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism in the Dong Mo Tourism Area, Son Tay Town, Hanoi, from November 1 to 30.


With the theme of ‘Great Unity – the cultural quintessence of Vietnamese ethnic groups’, activities will introduce visitors to folk songs, dances, cuisine, specialties and customs of the groups.

The highlight of event will be an art programme entitled ‘Huyen thoai loai hoa tam giac mach’ (The legend of the Buckwheat Flower), with stories about the familiar flowers in the northern mountainous region. The programme will also feature songs praising the solidarity among the ethnic groups around the country.

Mong, Dao, Tay and Nung ethnic minority people will gather at an area to display unique cultural and culinary activities, including performances of Then singing and Tinh gourd lute by Tay and Nung ethnic groups, bell dancing of Dao people and khen (pan-pipe) dancing by Mong people. Visitors will also have the chance to join in folk games.

In addition, Thai and Kho Mu ethnic minority groups will together reproduce their typical songs, dances as well as introduce traditional food that are cooked meticulously.

Notably, all ethnic groups at the Village will give performances with traditional musical instruments, folk games and handicrafts to connect with visitors.