Dak Nong: Restoring 17 traditional festivals
cms-publish-date 09/07/2013 | 09:35  | cms-view-count: 2098

(Cinet)- The Central Highlands province of Dak Nong has restored 17 traditional festivals over the past 15 years of implementing Central Resolution 5 on building and developing an advanced Vietnamese national culture.

Some of the 17 restored festivals are from the local M'Nong, Chau Ma, Ede and other ethnic minority groups.

The province has also rearranged more than 40 other festivals such as victory celebrations and rituals related to water and planting and harvesting crops.

It has also organised 68 classes to teach gong dances, nine classes on playing traditional national musical instruments and five classes to teach M'Nong folk songs, as well as trained people to perform gongs, which were recognised as an intangible cultural heritage of Vietnam.

In addition, Dak Nong issued 119 sets of gongs to cultural houses and presented 300 traditional costumes and 180 musical instruments to eight M'Nong folk art troupes in local districts and towns.

Residents and cultural organisations in the province have also focused on preserving and promoting tangible and intangible cultural heritages of local ethnic minority groups, as well as collecting and publishing M'Nong folk art and cultural works.

According to Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism