The program attracted the participation of nearly 100 people from 14 ethnic minority groups, including the Dao, H’mong, La Chi, Thai, and Khmer ethnic groups from 12 localities nationwide, along with artists and actors from the Vietnam Puppet Theater.

A folk dance of Ta Oi ethnic minority

The highlight of the event is a highland fair in Hoang Su Phi district of Ha Giang province where  visitors  can  experience the cultures of the province’s ethnic groups with an array of events like folk games, dancing and culinary activities.

Especially, 10 H’mong artisans will reenact the custom “bat vo” (Wife kidnapping)-a bizarre custom of marriage of H’mong people in Hoang Su Phi.

H’mong people believe that this custom expresses the freedom of marriage and symbolizes an escape from poverty for people that cannot afford wedding expenses .

In addition, the organizing panel hosts an exhibition to showcase 40 photos introducing the beauty of people and landscapes in Hoang Su Phi district.

Moreover, every day at the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism, there are also cultural and culinary introduction activities, experiential activities to meet the needs of groups and introduce indigenous cultures and handicraft products, and play the folk games of ethnic groups.

Translated by Minh Anh