Yen Bai preserves, promotes intangible cultural heritage

  •  Wednesday, October 7, 2020

YBO - Between 2010 and 2020, the Yen Bai Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism has organised six revisions of intangible cultural heritages in all of its nine localities.

The Han Khuong festival of Thai people in Muong Lo is accredited as a national intangible cultural heritage.
The Han Khuong festival of Thai people in Muong Lo is accredited as a national intangible cultural heritage.

As a result, the department has summarised and released specific statistics for each local races and groups of races in terms of language, script, folk literature, folk performance art, custom, traditional festival, traditional craft, and folk knowledge.

Accredited national intangible heritages have been well preserved via frequent practices following the tradition. For example, to conserve Xoe Thai dance and Han Khuong festival, Nghia Lo town organised the cultural week on Muong Lo tourism which reenacted both heritages. The massive Xoe Thai dance at the cultural week last year attracted 5,000 participants. The town has also frequently held communications campaigns to raise public awareness on the preservation work.


A procession at the Dai Kai temple festival in Luc Yen district.

In addition, the provincial cultural sector has worked to organise conservation activities in association with tourism development, while collecting data to carry out projects on the preservation of ethnic minorities’ cultures in line with the cultural development target programme.

The teaching of cultural value, the reenactment of traditional festivals, dances, and songs, and the organisation of contests and concerts gathering local ethnics were also important.

As of June 2020, Yen Bai had 714 intangible cultural heritages, three of which were recognised as national intangible cultural heritages./.

Thu Hien

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