Kon Tum to host cultural festival for ethnic groups next month

    Ethnic minority artists play gong, a traditional music instrument of the Central Highlands. A festival promoting the region’s culture and tourism will take place in Kon Tum Province in late May – PHOTO: VNA

    The festival will be jointly organized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Kon Tum government, with the participation of the five Central Highlands provinces of Kon Tum, Gia Lai, Daklak, Dak Nong and Lam Dong, the central province of Quang Nam and the southern province of Binh Phuoc.

    Under the theme “Preserving and Promoting Traditional Cultural Values of Ethnic Groups in the Central Highlands during the Nation’s Integration and Development Process”, the event enables participating localities to introduce their unique traditions, culture and tourist attractions.

    The artists and artisans will have the opportunity to exchange experiences, learn about the culture of other provinces and raise public awareness about the preservation of traditional cultural values. The event is also a chance for businesses to seek partnerships and boost investment in the Central Highlands.

    The three-day festival will feature a wide range of activities such as cuisine booths, traditional fashion shows, traditional music instruments’ shows, sporting events, traditional games, tourism promotion programs, an exhibition on the culture of different ethnic groups in the Central Highlands, tours to well-known attractions in Kon Tum Province and cooking competitions.

    The first Culture, Sports and Tourism Festival for Ethnic Groups in the Central Highlands expects to attract some 1,200 participants, including artists, artisans and athletes from the seven participating provinces, officials from Government departments, security officers, health workers and volunteers.

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