As many as 600 artisans and artists from Thai ethnic groups of Son La, Lai chau, Yen Bai, Thanh Hoa and Dien Bien provinces are expected to join the second Thai ethnic cultural festival in Dien Bien from October 18 to 20.
|"Mua xoe", a traditional dance of Thai ethnic people (Photo: VNA) |
The information was revealed by Director of the Department of Ethnic Culture under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Thi Hai Nhung at a press conference in Hanoi on October 8.
The event aims to preserve and promote the Thai unique culture in the period of national integration and development.
Various cultural, sport and tourism events will be held such as performing Thai ethnic traditional costumes, introducing cultural activities of Thai ethnic groups, and promoting local tourism products.
Visitors can also learn about Thai ethnic groups’ brocade weaving skills and take part in folk games such as walking on stilts, crossbow shooting, and tug of war.
Particularly, visitors will have an opportunity to enjoy “mua xoe”, a traditional dance of Thai ethnic people, which has been recognised as national intangible cultural heritage by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.