Photo for illustration (Source: Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism)
These activities will draw the participation of more than 80 people from 11 ethnic minority groups, including Tay, Dao, Mong, Thai, Muong, Kho Mu, Ta Oi, Co Tu, Raglai, E de and Khmer, and people from 11 provinces and cities. Students, artists, actors and actresses from Viet Bac Arts and Culture College, Vietnam National Puppetry Theatre, the ethnic arts club of Mai Chau district, Hoa Binh province and the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism will also take part in the event.

From March 10th to 31st, the homeland sea and islands will be introduced through sounds, photos, objects and documentary films at the exhibition house. Also on display will be 21 stone markers on the national sovereignty over Truong Sa archipelagoes, landmarks and objects of soldiers and journalists on the national sovereignty of sea and islands.

On March 15th, representatives from 11 ethnic community groups will have a meeting with war veteran Le Xuan Phat. An exchange with war veterans and poet will be held on March 25th. Witnesses will share moving stories and deep memories associated with the national sovereignty over the sea and islands.

In addition, there will be a reinstatement of AzaKoonh Festival of Ta Oi ethnic group to pray for good crops and convenient breeding. Different kinds of folk arts of Ta Oi ethnic group will also be introduced. On March 24th, a festival of Thai ethnic group will be reinstated with diverse activities such as performances of drums and gongs, and traditional dances, folk games, and introduction of traditional foods and local specialities./.

Compiled by BTA