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The ninth tourism, sports and culture festival of ethnic groups in the northeast region will take place from September 10-12 in Bac Kan province.

Speaking at a press conference on August 31 in Hanoi, Head of the Department of Ethnic Culture under the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism Hoang Duc Hau said the festival aims to promote and preserve the cultural identities of ethnic minority groups in the northeast region while contributing to develop the economy and improving the material and spiritual life of local residents.

Diverse cultural activities will include 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.

Sports and tourism activities will be organised, such as football matches and seminars on tourism development in the region.

Bac Kan authorities said the event is an opportunity to promote and honour the ethnic groups’ historical and traditional cultural values as well as to introduce the potential of the culture, sports and tourism sector of Bac Kan and other northeast provinces.

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