Cultural programme features ethnic food, handicrafts

(VOV) -A cultural programme to promote the traditional handicrafts and culinary arts from three distinct ethnic communities is being held in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho from January 30-February 1.

Traditional crafts such as weaving, carving and calligraphy will be on show, along with various types of food of the Viet, Hoa and Khmer ethnic groups.

Over 40 artisans will present pieces at the event, including Muoi Xiem, who represented Vietnam at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in the US.

Participants can enjoy performances of Don Ca Tai Tu (Southern Amateur Music), which is currently nominated for UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage, and take part in many unique folkgames such as singing Dong Dao (children’s songs) and playing phao dat (earth firecrackers).

The event helps visitors understand more about the life of ethnic communities in the Mekong Delta.