Educating traditional gong culture to students in Kon Tum province

Monday, 14/11/2022 11:16
On November 12, in the Central Highlands city of Kon Tum, Kon Tum Provincial Department of Education and Training organized a gong and folk-dance festival for ethnic minorities students in the locality as an activity to to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Vietnamese Teachers’ Day (November 20, 1982-2022).
A performance at the festival  (Source: NDO)

Nearly 900 students from 18 teams particpated in performances which recreates the traditional rituals and ceremonies of their ethnic groups such as the ceremony to welcome new-rice season of the Bahnar people and the water-worshipping ritual and funeral of the Jrai group.

The festival aimed  to promote cultural and art activities at schools, thereby raising pride and patriotism among students.

It also sought to increase the younger generation’s awareness of the Central Highlands Gong Cultural Space, thus raising their responsibility in preserving and promoting the unique value of the UNESCO-recognised heritage./.