Traditional horse race festival recognised as national intangible heritage

A horse racing event in Bac Ha district in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai is among the 10 newly-recognised national intangible heritage.



The race festival was held every spring at the foot of Ba Me Con Mount.

It resumed in 2007 after stopping for a long period, with the aim of conserving and developing traditional cultural values and promoting the region’s image among visitors at home and abroad.

Bac Ha horses are considered the most beautiful breed in Vietnam.

Lao Cai has two other heritage on the new list, including the traditional costume of the Nung Din ethnic minority group in Muong Khuong district and that of the Mong Hoa people in Bac Ha district.

Others include two festivals in Hanoi and a whale worshiping festival in Cam Xuyen district in the central province of Ha Tinh./.