Cultural activities to welcome New Year

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A series of cultural activities will take place at the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism in Dong Mo Tourism Area in Son Tay Town, Ha Noi, from December 1, 2018 to January 2, 2019, to welcome the New Year 2019.

The activities will associate with cultural space and activities of ethnic people to prepare to welcome the New Year 2019, according to announcement of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on November 20.

The organising board will also introduce folk activities, ethnic people’s dancing, cuisine, specialties of ethnic groups; creating destination to attract tourists and gradually improve the tourism products of the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism.

A reappearing mountain village fair will be the highlight of the series of cultural activities. It will reflect the rich cultural space of the Northwest and Northeastern ethnic groups, creating an atmosphere of impressive highland market for visitors to enjoy the food, traditional specialties, folk dancing and folk games by the Mong, Lao, Khang, Thai, Tay, Dao and Khmu ethnic people.

In addition to daily activities, weekend tourism programmes will continue to introduce the culture, customs and habits of 13 ethnic peoples, along with activities to experience at the "common house" of the community of 54 ethnic groups in Viet Nam.

The event promises to strengthening exchanges between ethnic groups, attracting tourists to the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism.

Source: NDO