A wide range of activities to mark the Vietnam Ethnic Groups Cultural Day got underway at the Vietnamese Ethnic Groups Culture and Tourism Village, Son Tay town, Hanoi on April 19.

The cultural day is to raise young people’s awareness on preserving and upholding the nation’s traditional cultural values, especially family one.

Spotlight at the event was a northern mountainous market with the participation of eight ethnic groups from six provinces and a number of enterprises.

Apart from introducing the traditional cultural space in northern mountainous areas, the three-day market presents local products, cuisine and features art performances, dancing and folk games.

Within the framework of the cultural day, a workshop on ethnic youths and traditional values of Vietnamese families was held with the participation of many experts in the field and nearly 100 students representing 54 Vietnamese ethnic groups.-VNA