Activities to honour Xoe Thai dance

  •  Wednesday, August 10, 2022

YBO - A ceremony to receive a UNESCO certificate recognising the art of Xoe dance of the Thai ethnic minority group as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity and the opening of Muong Lo Culture and Tourism Festival for the discovery of Special National Landmark Mu Cang Chai terraced fields will take place at Nghia Lo township stadium on September 24.

Celebrating the moment when Xoe Thai gained the UNESCO's accreditation from Vietnam
Celebrating the moment when Xoe Thai gained the UNESCO's accreditation from Vietnam

As scheduled, there will be five major activities, including a ceremony receiving the certificate and a festival opening ceremony, street performances, a space displaying cultural demonstrations by ethnic groups, a photo exhibition of Xoe Thai art and tourism in eight northwestern provinces, and a fair showcasing One Commune, One Product (OCOP) products, Luc Yen jewelries and the biggest ever cuisine culture.

A Xoe Thai performance.
A Xoe Thai performance.

Nghia Lo township is stepping up preparations, forming dance groups, building plans to gather extra performers, and sideline events such as National Day holiday, mid-autumn lantern procession, autumn festivals, ensuring urban order and inspecting lodging facilities and food safety and hygiene.

The events will be co-organised by the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism and the northwestern provinces of Lai Chau, Dien Bien and Son La where Xoe Thai dances are performed on a scale beyond a province-level locality.

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