Xoe Thai Dance a cultural symbol of community connection Culture - Sports

InfographicXoe Thai Dance a cultural symbol of community connection

Xoe dance reflects the Thai ethnic people’s perspective on the world and all things, and is performed during Tet, festivals, and important events. The communes of Muong Lo in Yen Bai province, Muong So in Lai Chau province, Thuan Chau in Son La province, and Muong Lay and Dien Bien Phu city in Dien Bien province are considered “centres” of the dance.
Yen Bai to host ceremony receiving UNESCO certificate on Xoe Thai dance Culture - Sports

Yen Bai to host ceremony receiving UNESCO certificate on Xoe Thai dance

The northern mountainous province of Yen Bai has completed its preparation to host a ceremony to receive the UNESCO's certificate recognising the art of Xoe dance of the Thai ethnic people as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity on September 24, according to Vice Chairwoman of the provincial People’s Committee Vu Thi Hien Hanh.
“Xoe” dance party breaks out in northwestern region Culture - Sports

“Xoe” dance party breaks out in northwestern region

The famous “Xoe” dance in Vietnam is believed to date back at least 10 centuries. It began innocently as the simple movements of holding hands in the hope of bringing people together as night falls in mountainous areas. The dance gradually became a regular performance during community events. It grew and has turned into a famous dance of Thai ethnic people in the northwestern region.
Xoe dance gains UNESCO’s recognition Culture - Sports

Xoe dance gains UNESCO’s recognition

Vietnam’s xoe Thai folk dance has just been added to the list of Intangible Cultural Heritages of Humanity by the UNESCO. The United Nations’ cultural agency announced the recognition during its 16th session, which took place in Paris (France) on December 15.