A kaleidoscope of Vietnam’s ethnic culture, rituals and cuisine will be introduced at the Culture-Tourism Village of Vietnamese Ethnic groups in Son Tay town on the outskirt of Hanoi in December.
The event draws the participation of representatives of 13 ethnic minority groups (Tay, Nung, La Chi, Dao, Mong, Thai, Muong, Kho Mu, Ta Oi, Co Tu, Raglai, E De and Khmer) from 11 localities nationwide.
Highlight of the event will be the “Mountainous market fair”, which features the northwest and northeast regions’ specialties like thang co (hot pot using cattle meat and innards along with a range of local herbs), men men (steamed ground corn), seven-coloured steamed sticky rice, roasted chicken and pig, grilled fish and wild vegetable soup.
Visitors to the fair can also see demonstrations of traditional handicraft making such as rattan weaving, brocade weaving and wine making, and enjoy folk games and traditional songs and dances by ethnic people, or buy local forest and farm produce.
A highlight of the fair is the art of making patterns on traditional costumes of Mong ethnic group and restoration of Khu Cu Te festival of La Chi ethnic group from Ha Giang’s Xin Man district.
Besides, the culture-tourism village will host a slew of art programmes in December. The move helps promote traditional cultural values and bolster exchanges among ethnic groups while attracting tourists to the site.