Artists from ethnic groups of Son La province perform bamboo dancing at the festival


The culture, sports and tourism festivalattracts more than 1,000 artisans, artists, amateur athletes and people ofethnic groups from seven northwestern provinces, namely Son La, Dien Bien, LaoCai, Lai Chau, Yen Bai, Hoa Binh and Phu Tho.

Vice Chairman of the Son La provincial People’sCommittee Pham Van Thuy, head of the organising board, said the festival aimsto honour the special traditional cultural values of ethnic groups in theregion. It is also an occasion for them to share experience in culturalpreservation and promotion and strengthen the great national unity bloc.

Among outstanding activities of the event, anexhibition of 280 photos gives visitors an insight into natural landscapes anddiverse cultural identities of local ethnic groups.

Meanwhile, another display introduces thetraditional customs, crafts, farm tools, as well as delicacies of thecommunities.

The festival will last through August 20.-VNA