Ethnic culture in Son La province to be introduced hinh anh 1A performance of "Khen" art (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – A traditional market in the northwestern province of Son La will be re-enacted at a festival honouring Vietnam’s ethnic groups, scheduled to take place during the Southern Liberation and National Reunification Day (April 30) and May Day holidays at the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism.

The market day will introduce local dishes and folk games of people in the Mong, Dao, Thai, Muong, Kho Mu and Tay groups to visitors.

Themed Colours of Vietnamese ethnic minority groups, the festival will also honour typical cultural characteristics of ethnic groups in Son La, including Mong people’s “Khen” art (a type of bamboo pipe) and the “pieu” scarf of Thai women, a specialty of their costume.

The Xen Cung festival of Kho Mu people in Dien Bien province will also be re-enacted at the event.

“Khen” art of the Mong ethnic group in Son La was named national intangible cultural heritage in 2015. 

Cultural activities are frequently held at the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism in Hanoi’s Son Tay town to promote and preserve the rich and diverse cultures of 54 ethnic groups across the country.-VNA