(HBO) – A bamboo weaving competition took place on January 29 (the eighth day of the lunar new year), as part of the 2023 Khai ha (going down to the field) festival, the biggest traditional folk event of the Muong ethnic group in the northwestern province of Hoa Binh.
Competitors have created many beautiful products useful for daily life.
Twenty-eight members of 14 teams from communes and towns in Tan Lac district participated in the competition. Each team completes two products from bamboo within 30 minutes. With their creativity and skills, farmers completed many pieces associated with the production and daily life of the people such as fish baskets or chicken cages.
The festival is expected to promote the creativity and racial cultural identity. It also offers an opportunity for local residents to exchange experiences and strengthen community bonds.
According to the event’s organising committee, many products were completed very quickly while ensuring their beautifulness and usefulness. The team of Tu Ne commune was awarded the first prize while the second and third prizes went to those of Nhan My and Dong Lai communes. The committee also presented 11 consolation prizes to the rest./.
The People’s Committee of Luong Son district on November 21 held a ceremony to announce the recognition of Lai Tri communal house in Thanh Cao commune as a provincial-level historical relic site, and hand over the certificate to leaders of Thanh Cao commune.
Located on the right bank of the Da river in Quynh Lam ward, Hoa Binh city, the Ngoi communal house was recognised as a provincial-level historical and cultural relic in 1999. Upholding traditions, locals often come to the place on major festivals, full-moon days, and the first day of each lunar month, burning incense to honour deities and pray for favourable weather and good harvests.
In recent years, the movement of mass culture and arts in Kim Boi district has been maintained and developed, contributing to preserving and promoting traditional cultural values and building a cultural life at the grassroots level.
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has recently announced a list of new intangible national cultural heritage items, one of which is the Keng Loong performance art of the Thai people in Mai Chau district, the northern province of Hoa Binh.
In order restore brocade weaving of the Thai ethnic group, with the support of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the Chieng Chau Brocade Weaving and Tourism Services Cooperative was established in Chieng Chau commune (Mai Chau district) in 2009.