An ethnic minority youth festival, the first of its kind in Vietnam, will take place at the Culture-Tourism Village of Vietnamese Ethnic Groups in Hanoi on April 17.
The festival, themed “Vietnamese youth in the preservation and promotion of traditional cultural values”, is part of activities to celebrate Vietnam Ethnic Minority Cultural Day (April 19) and the Year of Youth 2011, said Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Ho Anh Tuan on April 9.
The event will feature a wide range of activities, including incense offering to commemorate fallen soldiers, a ceremony to review young people’s achievements, a seminar on young people’s performance in preservation and promotion of traditional cultural values during the integration process, a youth camp, folk games and artistic programs.
There will also be a meeting to mark Vietnam Ethnic Minority Cultural Day and honor outstanding individuals in the preservation and promotion of traditional cultural identities.
The event is jointly held by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee, the National Assembly’s Committees for Ethnic Affairs; and Culture, Education, Youth and Children.