A fire jumping performance by 100 Pa Then ethnic artisans warmed up Cultural Heritage Tourism Week for Ethnic Minority Groups in the northernmost province of Ha Giang on November 22.

Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Sen Chin Ly said the week is honouring the national intangible cultural heritage and traditional identities of ethnic groups in Ha Giang. It also aims to popularise them and the province’s tourism potential to domestic and foreign visitors.

The five-day event is taking place in the province’s Quan Ba, Yen Minh, Meo Vac, and Dong Van districts, which are located in the Dong Van Stone Plateau – a member of the Global Network of National Geoparks.

Ha Giang is home to five pieces of national intangible cultural heritage: the Fire Jumping Festival of the Pa Then people, the Cap sac (age-coming) ritual of the Dao People, the ancestral worship of the Lo Lo people, the Gau tao festival (a spring festival praying for happiness or longevity) of the H’Mong people, and the Forest God worship ceremony of the Pu Peo people./.