Cai Rang floating market - a tourist attraction in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - A programme introducing the traditional culture, customs and specialties of ethnic groups in the southwest region is taking place in the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism.

The programme is being held throughout October at the site in Dong Mo, Son Tay town, 40km from downtown, Hanoi by the village’s management board in coordination with the departments of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Soc Trang, Ninh Thuan and Kon Tum provinces.

Visitors to the event have an opportunity to explore unique festivals observed by local ethnic groups, including Sene Dolta festival of Khmer people in Soc Trang province, new-crop ritual of Xo Dang people in Kon Tum, and the praying for rain ceremony of Cham people in Ninh Thuan province.

Cultural exchange activities and praying for peace ceremonies will also be staged at Khmer pagodas and Cham towers in the village during weekends of this month.-VNA