(HBO) - The gongs in Muong land resounded, delighting thousands of people present at the stadium of Tan Lac district’s Phong Phu commune on the morning of the eighth day of the first lunar month. The Muong gong performance by 500 artisans and actists from four major Muong regions of Bi, Vang, Thang and Dong was the highlight in the art programme to celebrate the Khai ha (going down to the field) festival of the Muong ethnic group in Hoa Binh province in 2023.
Artists in Phu Cuong
commune (Tan Lac) practice before entering the official competitions at Khai ha
(going down to the field) festival in 2023.
This year, the most important traditional festival, a
national intangible cultural heritage, of the Muong people in Hoa Binh was held
at the provincial level for the first time, attracting the participation of all
the four Muong regions. Many activities were held in honour of the unique
values of the Muong ethnic culture in general, and the group’s traditional
music in particular.
According to meritorious artist Bui Ngoc Thuan in Thu Phong
commune (Cao Phong), through the traditional musical genres, the soul of the
Muong ethnic group is expressed intact in contemporary life. like other Muong
regions, Muong Thang, his hometown, in recent years has actively preserved the
ethnic cultural identity with the determination to maintain and promote
traditional cultural values. Through many practical activities such as cultural
and artistic exchanges, organisation of inter-generational clubs, he said he
was pleased to see that the soul of the Muong ethnic culture has been preserved
and honoured. That is the solid spiritual foundation for generations of Hoa
Binh people to continue to build a new cultural life in their beautiful
(HBO) - Despite being in her sixties, the passion for Muong culture of Dinh Thi Kieu Dung in Bo village, Bo township, Kim Boi district remains unchanged. She continues to spend time on studying, collecting, and introducing the distinctive values of Muong culture. For Dung, the work she has been doing not only contributes to preserving and promoting the Muong culture in the locality, but is also her way to learn from and follow President Ho Chi Minh's ideology, morality, and style.
(HBO) – A gold apple heritage tree (Dioѕpуroѕ deᴄandra) in Mo hamlet, Chieng Chau commune, Mai Chau district, will be added to a local tour to promote the Thai ethnic minority group's history and culture.
(HBO) - The Muong ethnic people make up more than 63% of Hoa Binh’s population. Over the years, the province has placed special emphasis on preserving and promoting the cultural values of the group’s unique cultural values.
(HBO) - Having heard a lot about the special and unique features of the Cow market (Lung Van market), during a business trip to Van Son commune (Tan Lac), we arranged time to join the stream of people "going to the market”. Being near the Independence Day (September 2), the market is more crowding and bustling, creating an interesting space for the people and tourists to both trade and experience.
(HBO) – The Arts and Literature Association of Hoa Binh province hosted a gathering on August 28 in celebration of its 30th founding anniversary (June 23, 1993 - 2023).
(HBO) - On August 24th, Cao Phong district organized the folk-art festival of the ethnic minorities in 2023.