(HBO) – Hoa Binh is a land of a long-lasting history and culture associated with the national construction and defence. It houses six main ethnic groups – namely Muong, Kinh, Thai, Tay, Dao, and Mong, of which the Muong account for more than 63% of the population.
Hoang Dao Cuong, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, hands over certificates accrediting Hoa Binh’s bamboo calendar knowledge and Khai ha festival as national intangible cultural heritages.
The Khai ha festival of Muong people in Hoa Binh province reenacted at a local event in 2022.
In the field of culture, the province currently has a total of 786 intangible cultural heritages. Annually, it organises more than 60 festivals, which is a great potential to exploit and promote serving the local socio-economic development, especially in tourism.
The Khai ha festival of the Muong ethnic group in Hoa Binh is the biggest and oldest traditional folk event indispensable to the community on the occasion of the lunar new year.
It is now the fourth in the province to be recognised as a national intangible heritage. Such recognition honours the contributions by residents in the local four big Muong areas – Bi, Vang, Thang, Dong (now the districts of Tan Lac, Lac Son, Cao Phong, and Kim Boi). It forms a ‘trademark’ for the province, helping to popularise its heritages domestically and internationally. The local protection and promotion of the heritage is also benefited.
In the time to come, Nguyen Phi Long, alternate member of the Party Central Committee and Secretary of the provincial Party Committee, suggested the local authorities, competent agencies, researchers, cultural managers, and locals make further efforts to promote the role and responsibility of the Muong community and to introduce to domestic and international friends the land, people, and cultural identity of Hoa Binh.
He noted that heritage-owning localities should pay attention to building promotion and communications programmes; creating favorable conditions for artisans in teaching heritage values in the community; and mobilising resources for the collection, preservation and publication of ancient documents related to all types of heritage in general.
The People's Committee should make proposals to the People's Council concerning the implementation of mechanisms and policies to preserve and develop specific cultural values of the province, the official said./.
(HBO) - In the area of Tan Lac district, the population of Muong ethnic group accounts for 85%, the rest are Kinh and other ethnic groups living together. In recent years, preserving and promoting the traditional cultural identity of the ethnic groups in general and the Muong ethnic group in particular has always been supported by the Party Committee, the government, the Fatherland Front and the socio-political organizations from the district to the grassroots level, contributing to raising the value of Muong Bi cultural identity in today's life.
(HBO) - It not only is the cultural beauty, brocade weaving of Muong, Thai, Dao, Mong ... ethnic people in the province has also created economic value, bringing income to the people. In addition to keeping and improving the skills of the employees, it is necessary to have support in training, improving the quality of models, promoting and introducing products so that they can reach large markets inside and outside the province and it is necessary to look for the strong foothold for brocade weaving.
(HBO) – According to historical records, the Cold Food Festival of China entered Vietnam during the Ly Dynasty (1009 - 1225), but it has been adapted to the traditions, customs, and beliefs of each locality and ethnic group and called Thanh minh Festival. "Thanh minh” is the fifth of the 24 solar terms. "Thanh” means purity while "minh” brightness. On this occasion, people often visit, clean, and repair graves of their clans and give offerings to express gratitude to ancestors.
(HBO) - Every year, in Hang Tram town (Yen Thuy) there is at least 75% of the residential areas being recognized as the cultural residential area. The movement "all people unite to build a cultural life” has been agreed and responded by the officials and the people, becoming a regular job in the residential areas.
(HBO) - On April 14, Hoa Binh College of Economics and Technology, Hoa Binh College of Engineering and Technology cooperated with the Provincial Youth Union to organize Laos Bunpimay Traditional New Year for the international students and students studying at these two schools. There was the attendance of the leaders from the Department of Labor - Invalids and Social Affairs, the Provincial Public Security, Vietnam - Lao Friendship Association and Lao - Thai Friendship Association of Overseas Vietnamese.
(HBO) - Implementing the tourism development cooperation programme in eight expanded Northwestern provinces and Ho Chi Minh City, Hoa Binh province participated in an expanded Northwest Tourism - Culture Week at Ninh Kieu Wharf Park in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho from April 8-11.