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Quang Binh’s festivals granted national heritage titles

The Ma Coong ethnic minority group’s drum beating festival and traditional boat racing on Kien Giang River in the central province of Quang Binh have been officially recognised as national intangible cultural heritages by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

The ministry has also requested provincial administration and relevant organisations properly manage the new national heritages according to the law.

According to Nguyen Mau Nam, Deputy Director of Quang Binh Province’s Department of Culture and Sports, the events' recognition would help promote local tourism.

Quang Binh’s festivals, national heritage titles, drum beating festival, traditional boat racing, national intangible cultural heritages

The traditional boat racing festival on Kien Giang River in Le Thuy district, Quang Binh province, is held annually on the National Day on September 2.

The traditional boat racing festival on Kien Giang River in Le Thuy district is held annually to encourage exercise, welcome a new flood season and wish for favourable weather conditions and bumper crops.

After the success of the August Revolution of 1945, the festival has been celebrated in tandem with the National Day on September 2.

The drum beating festival of the Ma Coong ethnic minority group in Thuong Trach commune takes place on the 16th day of the first lunar month.

The festive event also involves praying for good weather conditions, productive crops and peaceful life. It also offers a chance for local young people to meet and get to know each other.

Quang Binh’s festivals, national heritage titles, drum beating festival, traditional boat racing, national intangible cultural heritages

The drum beating festival.

When night falls and the moon rises, the village chief recites the prayers. As soon as the spiritual ceremony ends, the youth start to beat a drum hard and fast until it is broken in the early morning. The villagers then gather to enjoy the wine together, while others will go into the forest to talk or confess their love.

The drum beating festival is considered the biggest event of the year for the Ma Coong people, showcasing the fertility beliefs in the group's communal activities.

Two other practices of Quang Binh province have previously been granted national recognition: Le Thuy chanting and the fish-worshiping festival.

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Source: VNS/VNA

Quang Binh’s festivals, national heritage titles, drum beating festival, traditional boat racing, national intangible cultural heritages
 
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