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6/4/2018 4:12:48 PM

Ethnic village celebrates diversity of Central Highlands’ culture

The Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism, in the Dong Mo tourism area of Son Tay town in Hanoi, is hosting a programme celebrating the cultural diversity and customs of the Central Highlands region this June.

Gong performances are an indispensable part of the programme. 

The programme has attracted around 90 ethnic people from 12 groups in the region, including Ta Oi, Co Tu, Raglai, E De, and Khmer, among others.

The programme introduces visitors to folk songs and lullabies of the Central Highlanders, as well as the making of their traditional musical instruments and cloth weaving.

A cooking contest, gong performances, sporting events and folk games are also indispensable parts of the month-long event.

Notably, children visiting the village can register for a free training course on experiencing the Buddhist monastic life. During the two-day courses, on June 2nd-3nd and June 16th-17th, participants will learn about Buddhist rituals and Buddha’s teachings on humanism and being a well behaved child.

During June, a number of traditional festivals of ethnic groups will be held in the village, such as a new house warming ceremony by the Cham group from Ninh Thuan, and the ceremony of brotherhood and longevity celebration by the Ede people in Dak Lak province./.

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