Visitors who travel to Hanoi this month will be offered chance to join an annual Ethnic Spring Festivals featuring the cultural colors of Vietnam’s 54 ethnic groups through their New Year celebrations as well as honoring outstanding individuals who have made contributions to preserving and promoting the values of the country’s traditional cultures.
The event will be organized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism at the Culture Tourism Village of Vietnamese Ethnic Groups in Hanoi from Feb 15th to Feb 17th, 2014.
During the event, lots of cultural activities will take place including the Lo Lo’s rite to pray for peace, favourable weather and a good crop (in Ha Giang), the Dao’s festival to celebrating (in Hoanh Bo district, Quang Ninh) along with the New Year celebration of the Thai people and the Gong festival of the Muong people in Northern Hoa Binh province.
In addition, visitors can experience the husband-catching festival of the Chu Ru people in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, and the rice planting festival of the B’rau in Kon Tum.
Last but not least, the traditional New Year horse race of the H’Mong ethnic group (in Bac Ha district, Lao Cai Province) will be the highlight of the eventful ethnic spring festivals in Hanoi.
The authorities expect that this festival may attract a large number of visitors to the tourism village, which is 40km from Hanoi Capital.