The highly anticipated “Great National Solidarity – Vietnamese Cultural Heritage Week” will take place in November, aiming to strengthen and honour the togetherness of Vietnamese ethnic groups.

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee will co-organise the event at the Vietnam Ethnic Culture and Tourism Village in Hanoi’s suburban township of Son Tay from November 18 to 24.

The ministry predicted that nearly 400 people from 17 ethnic groups in 13 cities and provinces across the country will take part in the event.

Some of the highlights over the week will include a solidarity exchange programme, a celebration of cuisine from ethnic communities across the country and a recreation of ethnic rituals and festivals.

During the week, a ceremony will be also held to inaugurate a complex of Khmer pagodas at the village.-VNA