(HBĐT) – Despite his old age, 80-year-old Bui Ngoc Thuan from Bung 1 village, Thu Phong commune, Cao Phong district, is still active and in his right mind. Twenty five years since his retirement, he has dedicated himself to preserving and promoting folk culture.
Artist Bui Ngoc Thuan (R) instructs members of art troupe of Bung 1 village,
Thu Phong commune, Cao Phong district, how to play gongs
Thuan said on several occasions, the front yard of his house
is used as a practising place of the local singing club. He said when he was a
child, he followed his grandparents, father and uncles to learn how to play
gongs and sing along. When he grew up, his father taught him Muong gong
tradition. Later, returning to the hometown after fulfilling State service, he
continued upholding the role of an exemplary Party member. With the voice of a
reputable person, he called on local residents to stay united and join hands to
build cultural lifestyle.
Muong Thang area has a traditional craft of knitting.
Following his retirement, he found out that this craft had fallen into oblivion
with only a few people mastering it, apart from himself. With a desire to
revive the traditional craft, he both studied the market to seek consumption
and handed over lessons to young people. So far, traditional handicraft
products made by local villagers have been favoured by customers thanks to
their durability and eco-friendly materials.
In recent years, the local Party committee and authorities
have paid attention to the preservation of ethnic cultural identity. Thuan is
one of the outstanding individuals who actively engage in the effort.
Thuan said with pride that clubs maintain their regular
activities, especially the folk singing club. On every Saturday evening, its
members gather at cultural house to practice singing. Many of them are chosen
to perform at local major events, festivals and competitions at the district
and provincial levels.
He also devoted a lot of enthusiasm to preserving and
promoting the value of Muong gong cultural heritage as the head of the Muong
Thang gong club.
Thuan is the only artisan of Cao Phong district to be
awarded with the title of Meritorious Artist (in the field of folk performing
arts) by the President./.
(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.