A shaman of the Dao group performs a ceremony at the 7th Full Moon Festival. The ritual will be performed at the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - Around 300 artists from the Vietnam Circus Federation, Vietnam Puppetry Theatre, students from the Hanoi Culture University and representatives from 12 ethnic groups will take part in various activities at the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism on the outskirts of Hanoi between August 31 and September 30.

Dubbed “Enjoying Independence Day”, the highlight of the programme will be a festive market on Dong Van Plateau in the northern province of Ha Giang, where people can exchange goods, meet friends, dance and sing.

A photo exhibition featuring 60 photos on landscapes and the life of people on the karst plateau will be on show together with a pair of big flutes made by Mong people from Ha Giang province that are 7m long.

At the market, visitors can taste Ha Giang delicacies like thang co (horse meat soup), men men (corn cake), corn wine and dried buffalo, while enjoying traditional handicrafts like embroidery weaving, bamboo instruments, batique and folk games.

A Mong flute festival will also be held to celebrate the group’s culture.

A traditional boat festival from the northern province of Phu Tho will be held to encourage a sporting spirit among the community and praise the bravery and strength of the navy ancient times.

Various movies will be screened on site to entertain visitors, while folk music shows will also be held.

The village is located in Son Tay district, some 45km to the west of Hanoi.-VNS/VNA