(HBO) - The gongs in Muong land resounded, delighting thousands of people present at the stadium of Tan Lac district’s Phong Phu commune on the morning of the eighth day of the first lunar month. The Muong gong performance by 500 artisans and actists from four major Muong regions of Bi, Vang, Thang and Dong was the highlight in the art programme to celebrate the Khai ha (going down to the field) festival of the Muong ethnic group in Hoa Binh province in 2023.
Artists in Phu Cuong
commune (Tan Lac) practice before entering the official competitions at Khai ha
(going down to the field) festival in 2023.
This year, the most important traditional festival, a
national intangible cultural heritage, of the Muong people in Hoa Binh was held
at the provincial level for the first time, attracting the participation of all
the four Muong regions. Many activities were held in honour of the unique
values of the Muong ethnic culture in general, and the group’s traditional
music in particular.
According to meritorious artist Bui Ngoc Thuan in Thu Phong
commune (Cao Phong), through the traditional musical genres, the soul of the
Muong ethnic group is expressed intact in contemporary life. like other Muong
regions, Muong Thang, his hometown, in recent years has actively preserved the
ethnic cultural identity with the determination to maintain and promote
traditional cultural values. Through many practical activities such as cultural
and artistic exchanges, organisation of inter-generational clubs, he said he
was pleased to see that the soul of the Muong ethnic culture has been preserved
and honoured. That is the solid spiritual foundation for generations of Hoa
Binh people to continue to build a new cultural life in their beautiful
(HBO) – After the re-organisation of administrative units, Hoa Binh city now has 195 houses of culture among its 208 hamlets and residential groups, which means 97% of the local residential areas have such centres. However, new requirements have arisen, requiring all-level Party committees and administrations to take strong actions to perfect grassroots culture facilities.
(HBO) - In 2 days (May 1-2), at the community touristm site in Mo hamlet, the People's Committee of Binh Thanh commune (Cao Phong) organized the weeek of Culture & Tourism Week the folk art festival of the ethnic minorities in the cluster of Binh Thanh commune, Thung Nai. It has attracted the attention of thousands of people and tourists inside and outside the district.
(HBO) - In the area of Tan Lac district, the population of Muong ethnic group accounts for 85%, the rest are Kinh and other ethnic groups living together. In recent years, preserving and promoting the traditional cultural identity of the ethnic groups in general and the Muong ethnic group in particular has always been supported by the Party Committee, the government, the Fatherland Front and the socio-political organizations from the district to the grassroots level, contributing to raising the value of Muong Bi cultural identity in today's life.
(HBO) - It not only is the cultural beauty, brocade weaving of Muong, Thai, Dao, Mong ... ethnic people in the province has also created economic value, bringing income to the people. In addition to keeping and improving the skills of the employees, it is necessary to have support in training, improving the quality of models, promoting and introducing products so that they can reach large markets inside and outside the province and it is necessary to look for the strong foothold for brocade weaving.
(HBO) – According to historical records, the Cold Food Festival of China entered Vietnam during the Ly Dynasty (1009 - 1225), but it has been adapted to the traditions, customs, and beliefs of each locality and ethnic group and called Thanh minh Festival. "Thanh minh” is the fifth of the 24 solar terms. "Thanh” means purity while "minh” brightness. On this occasion, people often visit, clean, and repair graves of their clans and give offerings to express gratitude to ancestors.
(HBO) - Every year, in Hang Tram town (Yen Thuy) there is at least 75% of the residential areas being recognized as the cultural residential area. The movement "all people unite to build a cultural life” has been agreed and responded by the officials and the people, becoming a regular job in the residential areas.