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15:29 | 11/04/2014

The press conference on the occasion of 5 years of implementing the Decision No. 1668/QD-TTg dated 17th November 2008 of Prime Minister on the “Cultural day of Vietnamese Ethnic Groups”.

(LVH) - This morning, 11th April, at the Office of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, a press conference was held on the occasion of 5 years of implementing the Decision No 1668/QD-TTgy dated 17th November 2008 of Prime Minister on the “Cultural day of Vietnamese Ethnic Groups”. Mr. Ho Anh Tuan, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Head of the Steering Committee attended and chaired the meeting.

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The co-chairmen of the press conference were Mr. Lam Van Khang, Deputy Head of Management Board of the Vietnam National Village for Cultural Ethnic and Tourism, the Head of Organization Committee; Mr. Hoang Duc Hau, the Director of the Department of Ethnic Culture, the Deputy Head of Organization Committee. In addition, the press conference was also attended by the members of Organizing Committee, the relevant agencies and journalists, reporters and editors from the media, press and television agencies.

 

Mr. Ho Anh Tuan, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Head of the Steering Committee (middle), Mr. Lam Van Khang, the Head of Organization Committee (left), Mr. Hoang Duc Hau, Deputy Head of Organization Committee (right) were chairing the press conference 

 At the press conference, MR. Lam Van Khang, Deputy Head of Management Board of Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism, the Head of Organization Board introduced the general program of activities on the occasion of 5 years of implementing the Decision No 1668/QD-TTg dated 17th November 2008 of the Prime Minister on “the Cultural Day of Vietnamese Ethnic Groups”. Accordingly, the activities would start from 15th to 20th November 2014 at the Office of Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and at the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism including 04 contents as follows:
Organizing the Chôl Chnăm Thmây Tet festival of Southern Khmer people at the Khmer temple population in accordance with the customs and beliefs of Southern Khmer Buddhism; In the festival, the procession ceremony around the Central Chamber and bathing the Buddha statue were carried; the worshipping ceremony to see the old Teveda out and welcome the new Teveda and new year was organized at the Central Chamber as well as offering rice to monks and performance exchange to wish for a peaceful and happy New Year etc.

The workshop on “Building the Scheme of annual event organization at Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism in the period of 2015 - 2020” with the contents of exchange and discussion between the representatives, specialists and scientists who attended the workshop to improve and build the system of themes and contents for the annual events in Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism in the period of 2015-2020.

The highlight of the event was the Conference – Workshop of evaluating 5 years of implementation of the Decision No. 1668/QD-TTg dated 17th November 2008 of the Prime Minister on “the Cultural Day of Vietnamese Ethnic Groups”.

In addition, there were also activities to introduce the culinary culture of Vietnamese Ethnic Groups, the typical dishes of the North, Central, South region in which the culinary cultures of Thai, Muong, H'mong, Kinh, Hoa, Khmer people were focused. Besides, a number of traditional products from regions, souvenirs, folk space, traditional ethnic music, Southern actors and actress who sang and played music were introduced. 

 

The press reporter exchanged at the press conference 

Next, at the press conference, answering a number of questions concerning to the mechanism of cooperation among localities in organizing the regular activities at Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism, the Deputy Minister Ho Anh Tuan said that presently, the cultural space of the 54 ethnic groups had been basically completed and the problem now was how to blow the soul into this village and what activities should be done to attract the tourists and visitors. Thus, for the regular and long-term purpose, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism directed the Management Board of the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism to build the Regulations in coordination with ministries, branches and localities to bring ethnic people to live here regularly and recreate activities in the Village. Currently, the Management Board of Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism was finalizing the procedure for the Government proposal.

Discuss the organization of the regular activities at Village, Deputy Minister Ho Anh Tuan emphasized: Organization Committee of the event as well as the Management Board of the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism would prepare the conditions of facilities, services and security effectively, positively and better in the coming time. At the same time, Deputy Minister also expressed his desire and request that the press agencies should coordinate closely and actively in the advocacy and promotion of activities and events in the Village to visitors so that visitors could mix with the cultural activities and festive atmosphere, enjoy and receive these unique cultural values in the “Common house” of 54-Vietnam ethnic group community.

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