YBO - In early 2022, authorities of Mai Son commune of Luc Yen district decided to restore the “countryside market of Mai Son commune” with a view to preserving and developing traditional crafts, boosting the sale of local typical products, and introducing costumes, dishes, and customs of the Tay ethnic group, thereby helping uphold traditional cultural values and promote community-based tourism.
YBO - For the Thai ethnic minority group in Muong Lo, Nghia Lo town, Yen Bai province, Khen be (a raft-shaped khen) is a unique musical instrument that is indispensable in weddings, Lunar New Year (Tet) holidays, or spring festivals.
In Asian countries like Vietnam, the Lunar New Year (or Tet Nguyen Dan in Vietnamese) has been a special occasion for thousands of generations. It is a time when everyone wants to return home to welcome in the new year with their families. For foreigners in Vietnam for the first time, Tet is truly a new and intriguing experience.
Tran Yen district of the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai will hold seven traditional festivals from the third to 15th day of the first lunar month in order to serve entertainment demand of the locals and visitors during the new spring.
YBO - The first Spintop Competition of the Mong ethnic group recently took place in Yen Bai province’s Mu Cang Chai district, as part of the activities of the Mu Cang Chai 'To Day' Flower (forest peach blossom) Festival.
YBO - Nong Thi Thuy Niem is a 22-year-old girl that grew up in Muong Lai area of Luc Yen district, which is home to Khap Coi folk singing of the Tay ethnic minority group.
The 2.29-kilometre Long Bien Bridge in Hanoi was built between 1899 and 1902 by the French during colonial times and was the first steel bridge over the Red River. It has played a crucial role in many key historic events, including Vietnam’s independence wars.
Despite her old age, Meritorious Artisan Dieu Thi Xieng, a resident in Deu 1 hamlet of Nghia An commune, Nghia Lo town, is still applying herself to teaching folk songs and traditional “xoe” dances of the Thai ethnic group to young people.
Visiting the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai, tourists may not only have the opportunity to explore historical-cultural sites and famous landscapes but also can experience and enjoy various kinds of foods with typical ethnic culture of Thai and Tay people such as ant egg sticky rice, smoked buffalo meat, Tu Le “Com” (young sticky rice flakes), Muong Lo glutinous rice cake, and Luc Yen banana cake.
YBO - The Museum of Yen Bai province has received documents and objects donated on the occasion of the Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day (November 23).
YBO - Yen Binh district has held a grand event of popular art and ethnic costumes performances, as part of a festival promoting Dai Minh pomelo and Thac Ba lake scenic site.
YBO - An art programme has been held in Cam An high school in Yen Binh district Vietnamese and Lao students in Yen Bai College on the occasion of the 40th Vietnamese Teachers’ Day (November 20, 1982-2022).
YBO - Some rocks with ancient carvings were recently discovered at a site in Hang Chua Say hamlet of Che Cu Nha commune, Mu Cang Chai district. The site is about 4km to the east of the headquarters of the communal People’s Committee.
Cac Keng Festival (Cốm [Young Sticky Rice] Festival) has been held by Khanh Thien commune in Luc Yen district of the northern province of Yen Bai, attracting thousands of visitors.
Distinguished artist Lo Van Bien in Cang Na village, Trung Tam ward, Nghia Lo town, has been proudly named as “living history” of Thai ethnic culture and ancient xoe dances.
YBO - The Union of Literature and Arts Associations of Yen Bai province opened a photo exhibition on the Xoe dance of the Thai ethnic group and the northwestern region’s tourism at the President Ho Chi Minh memorial site in Nghia Lo town on September 23.
YBO - A ceremony to receive the UNESCO certificate recognizing Xoe Thai as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity was held in Nghia Lo town, the northwestern province of Yen Bai, on September 24.
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.
YBO - Nghia Lo town has had 196 community art troupes, including 15 major ones that play the key role in preserving and promoting the art of Xoe dance of Thai ethnic minority group, and introducing it to visitors.
YBO - A ceremony to receive UNESCO’s certificate recognising the art of Xoe dance of the Thai ethnic minority people as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity will be held on September 24 evening at Nghia Lo Township Stadium.
YBO - Van Yen district of Yen Bai will organise a beauty contest themed “Cinnamon land’s beauty” from October, according to the organising board of the fourth Van Yen Cinnamon Festival.
YBO - The logo of Nghia Lo town shows the vitality and development of the locality, while honouring the traditional cultural and historical values that need maintaining and promoting towards an entity with comprehensive development.
The nation claimed six culinary world records as recognised by the World Records Union (WorldKings), according to the Vietnam Records Organisation (VietKings).
YBO - Muong Lo, including Nghia Lo township and part of Van Chan district in Yen Bai province, is considered the ancient land of the Black Thai ethnic minority group in the northwest region of Vietnam.
Pay Tai is a traditional festival of the Tay and Nung ethnic groups. In Lam Thuong commune, Luc Yen district, in the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai, the festival this year was held on a large scale to promote the cultural values of local ethnic groups and to attract tourists.