A performance at the event (Photo: VNA)

The cultural identities of ethnic groups in the northeast region was highlighted during a festival that ended in Bac Kan province on September 12.

The ninth tourism, sports and culture festival of ethnic groups in the northeast region featured diverse cultural activities such as performances of excerpts of outstanding ethnic group festivals, mass art performances, traditional ethnic clothing shows, an exhibition on cultural products and tourism, and a photo exhibition on specific cultural identities in the region.

The three-day festival aimed to promote and preserve the cultural identities of ethnic minority groups in the northeast region while contributing to developing the economy and improving the material and spiritual life of local residents in the process of innovation, integration and development.

At the event, a group from Bac Kan province was honoured with the first prize while the second and third prizes came to the Bac Giang and Quang Ninh teams.

On the occasion, the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism presented the Certificate of Merit to organisations and individuals who have made great contributions to the event.

The 10th event of its kind will be organised in Vinh Phuc province in 2018.

The northeast region comprises Bac Kan, Phu Tho, Ha Giang, Tuyen Quang, Cao Bang, Thai Nguyen, Lang Son, Bac Giang, Quang Ninh and Vinh Phuc provinces.-VNA