A festival for young people opened in the Culture-Tourism Village of Vietnamese Ethnic Groups in Dong Mo in Hanoi on April 17 for the first time, aimed at raising awareness and responsibility in the young generation to preserve the cultural traditions of the nation.
Xoe dance performance at the Vietnamese Ethnic Minority Youth Festival.(Photo:SGGP)
The festival also celebrates Vietnamese Ethnic Culture Day (April 19) and Youth Year 2011. Three hundred talented youth representing 54 ethnic groups of Vietnam joined in the festival.
Representatives from across the nation had an opportunity to exchange, share and take part in many activities that enhanced knowledge and unity amongst the ethnic groups.
Besides many cultural activities, a seminar on “Vietnamese youth for preservation and promotion of traditional cultural values” attracted a large participation by researchers, managers and youngsters.
At the festival, the Ho Chi Minh City Communist Youth Union Central Committee and Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism launched a campaign to donate items of ethnic cultural identity and cultural specialities of regions to the villages across the nation.
On the same evening, a performance was held of a cultural exchange between ethnic groups called “Colour of Youth - Colour of Solidarity” to honour Vietnamese Ethnic Culture Day.
On the occasion, the Ho Chi Minh City Communist Youth Union Central Committee and the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism offered 20 Vua A Dinh scholarships to outstanding young people for study of culture and arts in 13 universities and junior colleges.
The Central Department of Propaganda and Training, the Ho Chi Minh City Communist Youth Union Central Committee and the Ethnic Minorities Committee jointly held the festival.