Third Mong Ethnic Cultural Festival underway in Lai Chau province

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The third National Mong Ethnic Cultural Festival kicked off in the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau on December 24.

A performance at the opening ceremony of the third National Mong Ethnic Cultural Festival in Lai Chau province on December 24 (Photo: TITC)

Opening the event, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Trinh Thi Thuy said the festival reflects the Party, State, and authorities’ attention to the spiritual life of Mong people. It is also an occasion for people nationwide, including the ethnic minority group, to improve their sense of responsibility towards traditional culture and enhance the great national solidarity, thereby helping guarantee political stability, security, and defence.

In his remarks, Secretary of the Lai Chau Party Committee and Chairman of the provincial People’s Council Giang Pao My said the festival is significant to Lai Chau and other participating localities as it will help popularise their images and stimulate travel demand after a long hiatus caused by the COVID-19 resurgence.

This year’s event attracts nearly 3,000 guests, artisans, artists, and people of the Mong ethnic group from 11 provinces.

It features a wide range of cultural, sports, and tourism activities such as performances of folk music and traditional costumes, the reenactment of traditional festivals and cultural rituals, and folk games of Mong people. Visitors will also have a chance to try tourism products in Tam Duong district and take part in a paragliding festival.

Third National Mong Ethnic Cultural Festival in Lai Chau Province (Photo: TITC)

As part of the festival, trips will be arranged for participants to explore community-based and ecological tourism potential in Lai Chau. A discussion will also be held to devise measures for addressing difficulties, improving the tourism environment, and encouraging travel firms to attract tourists to this province.

The festival will last through December 26 in Lai Chau city, Tam Duong and Phong Tho districts.

Nguồn: VNA