Gigantic folk dances to honour Xoe Thai

  •  Thursday, September 22, 2022

YBO - “Xoe Thai - Quintessence of the heritage land” will be the main theme in a programme for Xoe Thai to be honoured as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, and the Mường Lò Culture- Tourism Festival, the Discovery Mù Căng Chải Terraced Fields 2022 which is slated for September 24.

The programme will be co-hosted by the four northern mountainous provinces of Yen Bai, Son La, Lai Chau, and Dien Bien, as all share the heritage.

According to organisers, the programme will be unique and epic, with splendid, majestic scenes, and a harmonious combination between gigantic folk dances and the symphony of heaven and earth.

It will see the participation of nearly 3,000 actors and artists, both professional and amateur, as well as famous singers.

Xoe Thai is a unique type of traditional dance that is associated with and plays a significant role in the daily life of Thai ethnic minority communities in the northwest of Vietnam. It is performed in various community activities, from festivals to funeral rituals.

VNA

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