(HBO) - Brocade weaving has long been associated with the daily life of Mong ethnic people in Hang Kia commune, Mai Chau district. It has been passed down from generation to generation, bearing the unique culture of Mong ethnic people. 

Painters join COVID-19 fight efforts with hundreds of propaganda paintings

A total of 103 propaganda paintings, made by 23 painters nationwide, have been submitted to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism’s Department of Grassroots Culture in response to a campaign on creating propaganda paintings regarding COVID-19 prevention and control, launched by the department between March 10 and 15.

Khoi communal house - a place of preserving and promoting the cultural identity and beliefs

(HBO) - The relics of the communal house is located in Lao Thanh hamlet, An Nghia commune (Lac Son). Recently, the relics of the Khoi communal house have been restored and embellished, contributing to promoting the cultural and historical value, meeting the needs of spiritual and cultural activities of the people in the region and becoming a spiritual tourism destination and attracting tourists from all over the country.

Lac Son district works to preserve, promote values of local relic sites

(HBO) – Lac Son district of Hoa Binh province is home to 31 historical – cultural relic sites and scenic landscapes, including three at the national level, 11 at the provincial level, and two others currently seeking the provincial recognition.

Yen Thuy district: Spreading the movement of building cultural residential areas

(HBO) - Recently, the movement of building cultural residential areas in Yen Thuy district has been enthusiastically responded by the local people. Every citizen and family are strictly implementing the regulations of the cultural residential areas. The movement of building the cultural residential areas cultural has been developed in both quantity and quality. In 2019, there were 104 out of the 115 cultural residential areas (accounting for 90.43%) meeting the standards of the cultural residential areas.

Preserving the soul of Muong culture

(HBO) - The land of Muong in Hoa Binh is considered as the cradle of the ancient Vietnamese people, containing long-standing and distinctive cultural features with many tangible and intangible cultural values that are preserved and promoted, enriching the image of the hometown.

Doc Lap commune: Building a cultural life associated with the conservation and promotion of the national identity

(HBO) - 98% of the population in Doc Lap Commune (Hoa Binh City) are Muong ethnic people. Within the city’s area, this is the commune with the highest percentage of Muong ethnic people. In recent years, along with building a new cultural life, Doc Lap commune has always preserved the cultural identity of Muong ethnic people from the stilt houses, the costumes to the ancient gongs.

Hoa Binh’s women respond to campaign honouring “ao dai”

(HBO) - The Standing Committee of the Women’s Union of Hoa Binh province has issued Official Dispatch No. 1165/BTV-VP dated February 5, 2020 on response to the campaign entitled "Ao dai – Vietnamese cultural heritage” which was launched by the Central Committee of the Vietnam Women’s Union.

Meeting two outstanding folklore artisans

(HBO) - In 2019, 10 artists in Hoa Binh were conferred the title of "Meritorious Artist” by the State President in various forms: social practices and beliefs, folk art performances.

The unique plowing rituals in the early spring of the Khai Ha ceremony in Muong Bi

(HBO) - In Muong villages, the buffalo image is always attached to farmers. According to the farmers in Muong villages, plowing and harrowing with buffaloes helps the soil better and helps the rice less susceptible to pests and diseases. Therefore, the people in Muong Bi (Tan Lac) still maintain plowing, harrowing and preparing oil for rice cultivation with buffaloes.

Hue Festival 2020 to open on August 28

The Hue Festival 2020 will open on August 28 this year instead of early April as previously planned due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the festival organising board said on February 20.

Oi flute, a unique musical instrument of Tay ethnic people

(HBO) - In the folk instrumental system of the Tay ethnic people, it is indispensable for Oi flute. The vibration of the Oi flute signals the sacred moment of heaven and earth, the transfer between the old and the new year. The melodious and passionate vibration of flute of the boys with their partners ... Every time when the flute vibrates, the old and the young, boys and girls, who are hand in hand, resound singing all over the area of Tay overnight and day.

The poetry in Doi (opposite) singing of Muong ethnic people

(HBO) - Doi singing, also known as Vi or Dum singing, - a form of cultural activity has existed since the time of "Laying land and laying water” of Muong ethnic people. In the modern life rhythm, with the introduction of many types of culture and arts, Doi sing has no longer kept its vitality as in the old days. However, the singing filled with poetry, showing the skillful response is still an attractive spiritual dish in the area of Muong in the province.

The unique of Do paper of Luong Son

(HBO) - Although a trade village of Do paper making of Muong ethnic people in Suoi Co village, Hop Hoa commune - now Cao Son commune (Luong Son) has not yet been established, it is only a production group, with a passion for the traditional craft, the artisans have been preserving and developing the profession the forefather has left, gradually "recovering” Do paper.

Various activities commemorate the anniversary of Hung Kings’ passing

A progrmme commemorating the anniversary of Hung Kings passing, the national ancestors, and Hung Kings Temple Festival will be held from March 24 to April 2 at a national level.

The culinary flavors of Hoa Binh, the mountainous area

(HBO) - The special food tray on leaves, the most unique culinary flavor of Hoa Binh, the mountainous area, is considered to be a primitive culinary culture of Muong ethnic people.

Hoa Binh City has recognized 215 departments, units and enterprises to achieve the title of “culture”

(HBO) - Towards the goal of building Hoa Binh City into a civilized and modern city imbued with a cultural identity of Hoa Binh, the Party Committee and the city government have directed the departments, the units and the enterprises throughout to seriously implement the movement "All people unite to build a cultural life”.

2020 Muong Bi Khai ha festival in Tan Lac district

(HBO) – The 2020 Muong Bi Khai ha (going down to the field) festival took place in Tan Lac district of the northwestern province of Hoa Binh from January 30 to February 1 (from the sixth to the eighth day of the lunar new year).

The exciting Khai Mua Muong Thang Festival

(HBO) - On January 31st (ie, the 7th day of Lunar New Year), at the stadium of Dung Phong commune (Cao Phong), the People's Committee of Cao Phong district held Khai Mua Muong Thang Festival in the spring of 2020. The leaders from the appropriate authorities of the province, the leaders from the People's Committees of the districts and the city and a large number of people in the district attended the festival.

Dinh Khoi festival re-enacted in Hoa Binh province

(HBO) – The People’s Committee of Lac Son district in the northern province of Hoa Binh held a ceremony to re-enact the Dinh Khoi festival in An Nghia commune on the occasion of the Year of the Rat. 

Banh day – a traditional dish of Mong people

(HBO) - When Spring comes, Mong people’s villages in the communes of Hang Kia and Pa Co (Mai Chau district) are bustling with the sound of pounding "banh day” (sticky rice cake). Every Lunar New Year (Tet), local people gather together to make the soft and delicious cakes from steamed sticky rice.

Muong ethnic minority group’s scripts brought into life

(HBO) - The People’s Committee of northern Hoa Binh province promulgated a plan in October 2016 to bring the Muong ethnic minority group’s scripts into life in order to preserve and promote its traditional cultural values.

The origin of Lap Tinh Ceremony of the Dao Tien ethnic people

(HBO) - In the cultural beliefs of the Dao Tien ethnic people, there are a lot of important rituals, containing cultural values and beliefs such as Tam Cap ceremony, the traditional medicine festival, the ceremony of the five troops & horses, Dancing Tet and so on. In which, Lap Tinh ceremony (the naming ceremony) is a ritual with an important milestone in the life of Dao Tien's son, because it marks the maturity of the boy from childhood to adulthood.

The festivals in early new year

(HBO) - Hoa Binh, a province with its famous "Hoa Binh culture”, is a legendary epic land of "Laying land, laying water”, having the festivals rich in the cultural identities of Muong, Thai, Tay, Mong, Dao ... There are 63 festivals in the province at the beginning of spring, including 6 festivals at the district’s level, 35 festivals at the communal level and 22 one at the village’s and hamlet’s level.