A dance to pray for raining of Thai people will be performed at the festival (Photo: cungphuot.info)

Hanoi (VNA) - An arts festival dedicated to the unique and diverse culture of ethnic minorities in Vietnam will take place at Hoan Kiem Lake fountain (Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc Square) on December 11 morning from 9:30am.

The festival will gather over 100 members of different groups nationwide, including Khmer, Tay, Gia Rai, Pa Co, Muong, Pa Then and Mong. All dances and songs are rehearsed, curated, and performed by ethnic people themselves, just as they do in everyday life.

Following the huge success last year, the fourth festival, themed "Indigenous knowledge - Spring of life", aims at the practical values of indigenous knowledge, a complete system accumulated and refined after thousands of years.

The event is organised by the Institute for Studies of Society, Economics and Environment (iSEE).

The festival will also take place on December 13 at the Vietnam National Academy of Music, 77 Hao Nam, Hanoi, with exhibitions, traditional games, performances and interactive activities. Entrance is free. — VNA