Thua Thien Hue culture, sport and tourism festival for ethnic groups kicked off
Update5/18/2022 3:51:24 PM
On May 17th 2022, the culture, sport and tourism festival for ethnic groups was organized at Khe Tre townlet (Nam Dong district) by Culture and Sports Department, the People's Committee of Nam Dong district and Ethnic Affairs Commission. The Permanent Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Phan Ngoc Tho; the standing member of the provincial Party Committee, Vice Chairman of the People's Committee of Thua Thien Hue province Nguyen Thanh Binh and the representatives of departments, agencies and Nam Dong district attended the opening ceremony.
Provincial leader presents flags to teams attending the festival
Provincial leader presents flags to teams attending the festival

This year festival took place on the 132nd birth anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh's (May 19th, 1890 - May 19th, 2022) occasion. The event attracted 450 participants who are artists, background actors, actresses, athletes, border guard soldiers and those from ethnic minority groups such as Pa Ko, Pa Hy, Co Tu, Ta Oi, etc coming from Nam Dong, A Luoi, Phong Dien, Phu Loc district and Huong Tra town.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, the Director of Culture and Sports Department Phan Thanh Hai kindly informed that the festival was aimed to implement the 9th Central resolution (tenure XI) on "Xay dung va phat trien van hoa, con nguoi Viet Nam dap ung yeu cau phat trien ben vung dat nuoc" (developing culture and Vietnamese people in accordance with national sustainable development demand), promote "toan dan doan ket xay dung doi song van hoa" (the entire people unite to develop cultured life) movement, develop new rural areas and "toan dan ren luyen than the theo guong Bac Ho vi dai" (the entire people physically practice, following the great example of Uncle Ho) campaign. In addition, the festival contributes to the success of Resolution 54-NQ/TW dated December 10th, 2019 of the Politburo on developing Thua Thien Hue to 2030 and vision to 2045. This year, the festival is one of the activities within the four-season festival 2022, advertising and accelerating local tourism after being affected by Covid-19 pandemic.

The Director of Culture and Sports Department Phan Thanh Hai speaks at the ceremony

The festival helps further strengthen the understanding, solidarity and cultural exchange among ethnic groups. On this basis, the unique culture of people from ethnic groups are introduced, contributing to conserving cultural values of people living in mountainous areas. Through the system of historic relics, community tourism, eco-tourism, culinary culture, crafted products, traditional festivities of people from ethnic groups, etc, local tourism potentials are shown.

In addition to folk music, traditional dances and costume performances, participants compete in five sports i.e. football, volleyball, stick-pushing, cross-shooting and tug of war. Traditional crafted products of ethnic minority groups, traditional crafts such as deng weaving and bamboo knitting are also introduced.

 On this occasion, exhibitions showcasing local achievements in economy, culture, social affairs, particularly daily life of mountainous ethnic groups, uncle Ho (Ho Chi Minh museum), Vietnamese folk paintings (Hue Fine Arts Museum) and introduce books (Thua Thien Hue General Library) are organized. A mobile film screening event will also be held in Nam Dong's Culture - Cinema Center, etc.

Performances showing unique cultural identity of ethnic groups performed at the festival

Folk music performances, traditional musical instruments and unique costumes of ethnic minority groups at the festival etc together reflect the solidarity and  affections.

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