An art performance at Culture Festival of Vietnamese Ethnic Groups (Source: congan.com.vn)

HCM City (VNA) – A Culture Festival of Vietnamese Ethnic Groups took place at Hoang Van Thu Park in Ho Chi Minh City on April 22, aiming to honour the groups’ cultural values.

Ho Tan Dat, Vice President of the Ho Chi Minh City Youth Federation – the festival’s organizer - said that the event looked to inspire local youths’ national pride and responsibility for maintaining and promoting the cultural identity and strengthening the national great unity.

This was also a chance for young people of the ethnic groups to join in exchanges, he added.

The event attracted the participation of nearly 1,000 young people of different ethnic groups who are living and learning in the city in art performances and an online contest on history and cultures of Vietnam’s ethnic groups.

An exhibition showcasing traditional music instruments was held within the framework of the festival, together with folk games and a cuisine festival.

On this occasion, the Ho Chi Minh City Youth Federation complimented 40 outstanding ethnic minority youths, and presented scholarships worth 2 million VND (88 USD) each to 33 poor ethnic minority students with good study achievements.-VNA