Nhan Dan – The Vietnamese Ethnic Group Cultural Festival 2012, with the theme ‘Opportunities in the Year of the Dragon’, will be held at the Vietnamese Ethnic Groups Culture and Tourism Village in Dong Mo, Son Tay Town, Ha Noi on April 18 – 19.
Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism announced the event yesterday at a press conference in Ha Noi.
A preliminary conference to review the three years of implementing the Prime Minister’s Decision on ‘Vietnam Ethnic Group Cultural Day’ (April 9) will be held during the festival along with a conference on promoting tourism, a mountain market fair and traditional games, sports and entertainment.
The highlight of the event will be a gala night featuring 13 ethnic groups from eight provinces in Vietnam, aiming to promote mutual understanding and solidarity.
This year’s festival celebrates the 65th anniversary of the day President Ho Chi Minh sent a letter to the Congress of Southern Ethnic Minority Groups in Pleiku (19/4/1947-19/4/2012), in addition to honouring the cultures of Vietnamese ethnic groups and boosting cultural exchanges and national unity among ethnic minorities in Vietnam.
The event will be broadcast live by Radio the Voice of Vietnam (VOV) and Vietnam Television (VTV).