A programme celebrating National Day (September 2) will be held at the Viet Nam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism in Ha Noi throughout September.
The event will draw the participation of ethnic groups including Mong, Thai, Kho Mu, Dao, Muong, Ba Na, E De and Khmer, who will introduce to visitors typical cultural spaces of the North-west region.
The spotlight of the programme will be a rural market displaying indigenous specialties, spices and authentic tourist products of the participating ethnic groups.
Visitors to the event will be invited to taste signature dishes of Mong and Thai people, such as thang co (hotpot of horse meat), men men (steamed ground maize), corn wine, glutinous rice, grilled fish, roasted pig and chicken.
They will also have an opportunity to enjoy traditional songs and dances, take part in folk games such as swing, spinning humming top and badminton, or try making handicraft products under the instruction of local artisans.
Traditional festivals will be reproduced on the occasion, including the family worship of the Mong people, and the village’s god worship of the Thai people, which represent people’s aspiration for prosperity and peace.