Chiem Hoa district of northern Tuyen Quang province is home to 18 ethnic groups, each with their own special cultures. Among these, arguably the most memorable is Hat then singing – a traditional oratorio of the Tay people.
Established in Hanoi in 1997, the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology has served as a research centre and a public museum with a mission to collect, document, preserve and exhibit the cultural heritage of Vietnam ’s 54 ethnic groups.
Besides supplementing legal documents targeting ethnic minority people, Vietnam has implemented many policies to improve the spiritual and material life of these people over the past years.
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has announced the recognition of an additional eight pieces of national intangible cultural heritage, bringing the total number to 48.
(VOV) - Photographer Nguyen Thanh Tung’s 28 images of ethnic minority groups entitled “Saying Hello to the Northwestern region” are on display at an exhibition in Ho Chi Minh City.
The city of Dien Bien Phu in the northern province of Dien Bien is geared up for the third “ con ” (colourful fabric ball) throwing festival slated for October 25-27, with locals from neighbouring Laos and China.
Over 400 pictures and objects depicting the unique culture of the Cham ethnic group are being displayed in Phan Rang-Thap Cham city of the southern province of Ninh Thuan at an exhibition that opened on August 27.
(VOV) - HCM City will host a festival at Van Thanh tourist resort on September 10-12, targeted at the city’s foreign communities, diplomatic corps, and expatriate students.
The H’Mong ethnic group’s pan-pipe festival will take place in Dong Van Karst Plateau in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang this month.
Students of the Khmer ethnic group in the Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long have spent their two-month summer holidays in pagodas learning the Khmer language, which is at risk of disappearing.
The Government will spend VND50 billion on programmes, policies and projects to enhance education for ethnic minority people as part of a recently approved ethnic affairs strategy until 2020.
Cham ethnic people living in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang are enjoying some of the happiest days of annual Ramadan.
(VOV) - The northern province of Hoa Binh has held a meeting in response to the concurrent International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking and Vietnam’s Anti-Drug Day (June 26).
(VOV) - Final round contestants in the third Miss Ethnic Vietnam pageant have completed the traditional costume show in Quang Nam province.
(VOV) - Seventy-one contestants competed in the bikini contest section of the third Miss Ethnic Vietnam pageant’s final round, taking place in Quang Nam province on June 19.