This September, more than 200 artisans, compatriots, and artists are set to participate in the activities and events that mark National Day, at the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism (in Dong Dong Mo Tourism Area, Son Tay District, Hanoi).
Visitors to the village have the opportunity to immerse in the rich culture of Vietnam's 54 ethnic groups, through a programme themed Vui Tet Doc Lap (Happy Independence Day).
Performance of national costumes at the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism.
Activities include the Introduction and demonstration of Phuc Sen forging craft from Cao Bang province; the Introduction of lion dance art of the Nung ethnic group; the Folk song and dance program "Happy Independence Day"; the Re-enactment of a wedding ceremony of the Nung ethnic group; the Re-enactment of the procession of ghosts to keep the fire of the Mong ethnic group.
The highlight of September is the “Highland Market - Happy Independence Day”, introducing the real cultural space of the highland market with cultural colours in the provinces of Cao Bang, Lang Son and Son La.
The market is set to offer a unique experience where visitors can immerse themselves in the cultures of the ethnic communities through various booths of different ethnic groups.
These booths will proudly showcase local ethnic products, ranging from bamboo shoots, star anise, and cardamom, to regional dishes like thắng cố, corn wine or roasted suckling pig with honey. Additionally, a wide array of traditional clothing, accessories, and souvenirs from different ethnic groups, will also be available for purchase.
The market space seamlessly integrates festival and entertainment areas, accompanied by folk songs and dance performances, traditional games, and diverse cuisines of various ethnicities.
Visitors will have the chance to participate in traditional activities such as trading, traditional dish preparation or corn wine tasting while listening to the histories shared by people of ethnic minorities.
In particular, there is also a space to introduce and experience several activities such as: making bamboo dragonflies, making star lanterns, and making turtles.