H'mong girls (Source: dulichsapa365.vn)

Ha Giang (VNA)
– Foreign visitors were lured by amusing “ken” dancing, art performances and colorful costumes at the Mong (H’mong) Ethnic Cultural Day 2016 which took place in Dong Van district in the northern province of Ha Giang on June 19.

The event, which featured an assertive cultural characteristics and life-style of the indigenous people, drew attention of over 2,500 local and foreign visitors.

Various activities related to the ethnic Mong group, such as “ken” dancing, ethnic sport games, local specialties, traditional costume and cuisine and native product display, and folk song performances, were received warm response from visitors at the event.

The event is aimed to prepare for the second national Mong (Hmong) Ethnic Cultural Festival to be held in the locality in this October.

Seventeen provinces nationwide with a large number of Mong people will participate in the annual festival.

Vietnam has about 800,000 Mong people, one of the ethnic minority groups with a large population. Most Mong people live in mountainous areas at a height of 700 metres to 1,500 metres above sea level in the north, north-central and Central Highlands regions.-VNA