Thai ethnic minority festival to debut in Lai Chau

A festival demonstrating the cultural traits of the Thai ethnic minority group will be held for the first time, according to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

The three-day event, which will be held in Lai Chau Province in mid-December, will attract Thai people from Lai Chau, Dien Bien, Hoa Binh, Son La, Lao Cai and Yen Bai in the north to Nghe An and Thanh Hoa in central Viet Nam.

A range of cultural activities, public art performance, sports and exhibitions of Thai cultural heritage will be organised.

The cultural ministry expects the festival will help participating provinces better understand their responsibility towards cultural preservation and development.