(VOV) - Representatives from 24 ethnic groups from the Northern and Central Highlands regions will take part in a spring festival welcoming the Lunar New Year in Hanoi from February 18-22.
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has announced a list of 33 examples of intangible cultural heritage according to Cultural Heritage Law.
Having happily married with a little daughter in Dong Van Town, 500km north of Hanoi, Trang Thi Lan, 30, desperate longing to see her people.
Fifty-four art troupes representing 54 ethnic minority groups across the country took part in a fashion show of Vietnam’s ethnic costumes.
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a project worth over VND1 trillion to improve the living standards of four disadvantaged ethnic groups: the Mang, La Hu, Cong and Co Lao.
The border area of Lung Cu on the Dong Van rock plateau is called the rooftop of Vietnam and is legendary for its very special charm.
The Ministry of Education and Training on February 25 launched a project to promote education for students from nine ethnic minority groups with low populations in the 2010-15 period.
As many as 5,000 ethnic people including Ơ Đu, Pu Péo, Si La, Rơ Măm, Cống, Braau, Bố Y, Mảng, and Cờ Lao in northeastern provinces will benefit from a project to develop education for ethnic people by the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET).
Ma Le commune in Ha Giang province is inhabited by a colourful community of Giay ethnic people, who cling to traditional ways and shun modern medicine.
Vietnam is seeking to increase the population of some ethnic minorities, especially for groups whose populations are below 1,000.
Many ethnic minority groups, such as Mong, Dao, Tay Nung and San Diu, do not sweep the house or empty out rubbish during the lunar New Year (Tet) festival. Cao Lan people do the same as they are afraid of disturbing the Fortune God’s slumber and that their luck may also be swept away.
Pu Peo ethnic minority people live only in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang. According to the 1999 survey, there were only 705 people living in the districts of Dong Van, Meo Vac and Bac Me. The Pu Peo ethnic group ranks 53rd in the Vietnamese community in term of population.
There is no denying that the Government’s socio-economic development programmes have brought a facelift to far-flung areas inhabited by ethnic groups. However, the household poverty rate remains high and the fight against poverty needs a boost.
Our Party always considers ethnic issues and ethnic unity a strategic, fundamental and long-term concern of our revolution. All ethnic groups in Vietnam are united and treated equally. They respect and help each other to advance, successfully implement the national industrialisation and modernisation process and build and defend the socialist country.
Travelling more than 60km of rocky and hilly road in heavy downpours from Cao Bang town, we arrived in Trung Khanh district - a revolutionary relic - one day in late May 2006. Prolonged torrential rains during the past few days had brought a little sadness and tranquillity to this mountainous area.