Cultural activities at the Museum of the Cultures of Vietnam’s ethnic groups on the occasion of National Day (September 2nd, 2013)

To welcome and celebrate 68 years of the August Revolution and National Day 2/9, the Museum of the Cultures of Vietnam’s ethnic groups coordinates with the Literature Department of the College of Sciences, Thai Nguyen University  organizing cultural activities within two days, September 1st and 2nd, 2013. The Musem will open the indoor and outdoor display systems with a thematic exhibit: “Past and contemporary paper”  associated with educational activities and experiences: stone carving, tile carving, bamboo stick carving, dry leaf carving, spate carving; calligraphy writing, Chinese character writing; Dong Ho block-paintings printing; wood engraving; fine handwriting on “ giang” and “ gio” papers. Besides , there is a space for visitors reading a lot of books, newspapers, and stories about ethnic culture.

          Some activities related to exploration and experience, cultural performances, folk song performances, food exhibitions take place constantly on campus such as “Cồng chiêng” instruction and performance, “Xoang” performing dance of the Ba Na artisants from Kon Tum province at the cultural area of Trường Sơn – Tây Nguyên; “water puppet” performance at the village pond of the Viet by artisans from Thuan Thanh district, Bac Ninh province; rice grain pounding and husking; rice pot cooking at the house of the Tay, some traditional folk games as stilt walking, bag jumping, capturing Mandarin Square, crossbow shooting, taking water over the footbridge… taking place near the Khmer pagoda, at the South cultural area. Food cultures including colored sticky rice, roasted meat; some traditional kinds of cake: “dom” cake, “gio” cake, and sesame salted rice… Coming to the Museum of the Cultures of Vietnam’s ethnic groups on this occasion, visitors will have a chance to exchange and experience many great and useful activities which reminding us of the values of national cultural heritage, which unfortunately are being neglected and becoming lost to the current generation.