A new year festival featuring cultural characteristics of Vietnamese ethnic groups will be held at the Culture Tourism Village of Vietnamese Ethnic Groups in Hanoi from February 27-March 1.

The event is part of activities aiming to preserve and uphold traditional values of the national diverse culture, as well as introduce unique ethnic cultures in Vietnam.

It is expected to serve as a venue for promoting exchange and unity between ethnic groups, according to the village’s management board.

Tourists will be offered a chance to witness and join a “Con” (cloth ball) throwing festival of the Thai group, while enjoying folk song singing and dancing and folk games of Thai people in northern mountainous Lai Chau province, and Muong and Dao ethnic groups in Ba Vi outlying district, Hanoi.

Specialties from participating localities will be also displayed at the event.

Previously, a wide range of cultural activities jubilantly took place at the village from February 7-11 to welcome the Year of the Goat in the framework of the Sac Xuan Tren Moi Mien To Quoc (Spring in Every Region Nationwide) festival, drawing a crowd of visitors from Hanoi capital and surrounding areas.-VNA