Several lunar New Year festivals held by Vietnam's ethnic groups will be on display at the Culture Tourism Village of Vietnamese Ethnic Groups in Hanoi this month.

During the three-day event, from February 15-17, the Sac Xuan Tren Moi Mien To Quoc (Spring in Every Region Nationwide) festival will stage the bumper crop praying ceremony of the Lo Lo ethnic group in Ha Giang province, the New Year horse race of the H'Mong ethnic, and the traditional wrestling contest of the Kinh majority.

In addition, the New Year Festival of the Dao ethnic group of Bang Ca village in Hoanh Bo District in Quang Ninh Province, the han cuong New Year celebration of the Thai ethnic group, and the gong festival of the Muong ethnic in Hoa Binh will also be presented.

The husband catching festival of the Chu Ru ethnic in Lam Dong, the rice planting festival of the B'rau ethnic in Kon Tum, the rain praying ceremony of the Cor people in Quang Nam, and the traditional New Year Pang Kate Festival of the Cham in Binh Thuan will also be on display for visitors.

Organisers expect the February events will not only promote unique ethnic cultures, but also help foreign tourists understand Vietnam's diverse cultures.

The Culture Tourism Village of Vietnamese Ethnic Groups is located in Dong Mo, Son Tay Town – about 40km west of Hanoi's centre.-VNA