(HBO) – Visiting Muong Vang land of Lac Son district at the beginning of the Lunar New Year, tourists will have a chance to experience festive atmosphere there, thus getting insights into the cultural identity of the locality.

Quoc Mau Hoang Ba (the title of a mother goddess) procession in the Khoi Communal House’s festival.

The festival of Khoi Communal House in An Nghia commune kick-started the spring festival season 2023 in Lac Son district.

The festival took place on January 26-27 (the 5th and 6th day of the first lunar month) with worshipping rituals and festive activities such as art performance, Muong gong performance, and many unique folk games of the Muong ethnic group.

On the occasion, the Khoi communal house was granted the province-level historical cultural relic certificate.

Meanwhile, the festival of Coi communal house in Vu Binh commune was held on January 28-29. Crowds of visitors flocked to this province-level historical cultural relic to join festive activities imbued with traditional cultural imprints of the locality.

Truong Thi Minh Thu, a visitor from Hanoi, said joining the festival helps her understand more about the traditional culture value of the Muong ethnic group in Hoa Binh.

According to statistics, Lac Son has 23 archaeological relics, cultural and historical relics. Khoi communal house in An Nghia commune, Coi communal house in Vu Binh commune, Thuong and Cay Da temples in Vu Ban town, and Bang temple in Ngoc Lau commune are associated with festivals imbued with religious values, becoming attractive destinations for visitors who are interested in culture and beliefs.

Many other festivals were also held in the first lunar month, including the Muong gong festival and the festival of Khenh communal house in Van Son district.

Head of the Culture and Information Office of Lac Son district Nguyen The Hung said besides the unique Muong culture, historical and cultural relics, and spiritual beliefs in the locality have also attracted tourists.

In recent years, the local authorities have paid special attention to upgrading and preserving historical and cultural relics, and places of worship to serve tourism development.  Festive activities have contributed to preserving the cultural identity of all ethnic groups in the province./.

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