Beyond being a local staple rated as a three-star OCOP product, com lam (steamed sticky rice in bamboo pipes) has been imbued with the culture of the Muong Dong ethnics who believe that com lam is an accomplishment of the locals after a hard working year, and an indispensable delicacy to tickle Tet holiday taste buds.
Sao oi (Muong flute), a unique traditional instrument of the Muong ethnic people, calls out the arrival of spring throughout the villages. Its pure and tender tones are reminiscent of the gentle spring breeze, carrying the thoughts and emotions of the highland people of the northwest.
The project on preserving and promoting cultural values of the Muong ethnic group and the Hoa Binh civilisation for 2023-2030 in Hoa Binh province has been approved, helping promote and popularise the region and the people of Hoa Binh while developing unique tourism products to attract domestic and international tourists, contributing to the province's socio-economic development in the near future.
Not only does he have a special love for Muong gongs, the Meritorious Artist Bui Tien Xo in hamlet 168, Vinh Tien commune (Kim Boi) is also a person who devotes a lot of effort to igniting the fire of passion for Muong gong art in community life.
Bui Van Cuong, a local from Bo town of Hoa Binh’s Kim Boi district, has made his first visit to Chai village, Vong La commune of Hanoi’s outskirt Dong Anh district where late Party General Secretary Truong Chinh drafted the "Outline of Vietnamese Culture”, the first platform on culture 81 years ago. For Vietnamese culture lovers like Cuong, the historical relic site is a must-visit place.
Tan Pheo commune in Da Bac district has been long inhabited by people of several ethnic minority groups such as Tay, Dao and Muong. Each ethnic group has its own culture and unique customs during Tet. For the Tay people, although life has changed a lot, their cultural identity and customs of celebrating the Lunar New Year are still preserved and passed down.
The Tien pagoda festival in Phu Nghia commune, Lac Thuy district will be held as a provincial-level event from February 12-14, said Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Van Toan.
In 2024, the Festival of Tien pagoda takes place on a provincial scale from February 12th – 14th, 2024 (Lunnar January 3rd – 5th). In particular, the opening ceremony is expected to be held in the afternoon of February 12th (Lunar January 3rd); The opening ceremony takes place on February 13th (Lunar January 4th) at Tien Pagoda yard in the tourism area of Tien Pagoda, Phu Nghia commune.
Mai Chau district of Hoa Binh province is endowed by nature with picturesque landscapes. It also boasts traditional culture and arts of local Thai, Muong, Mong, Dao ethnic minority groups to help the locality to develop tourism associated with cultural conservation and promotion.
On January 20th, at Xa Linh hamlet’s stadium, Pa Co commune (Mai Chau), the Party Committee, the People's Council, and the People's Committee of 2 communes, Pa Co and Hang Kia, held the opening ceremony of Gau Tao festival of Mong ethnic group in 2024.
As usual, the traditional Tet (Lunar New Year) atmosphere of the Mong ethnic people in Mai Chau district is bustling at this time. Houses nestled on hillsides are filled with laughter and wishes for good luck in the new year. This year, people celebrate Tet with more excitement as their lives get better.
The provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism on January 9 held a conference to review the culture, sports, tourism, and family work in 2023, and launch orientations and tasks in 2024.
Thai ethnic people in Chieng Chau commune, Mai Chau district have paid attention to preserving and promoting their ethnic group's identity through keeping traditional cultural features in their daily lives and tourism development.
In the modern rhythm of life, Muong people in Hoa Binh still retain their own cultural identity. Especially in Muong Vang (Lac Son) region, it is known as the land of folk songs with sweet and deep emotions.
Ban Van Than in Duong hamlet, Vay Nua commune, Da Bac district, has been teaching the Nom-Dao script for nearly 15 years, contributing to preserving the language and culture of the Dao Tien ethnic group.
Known for its distinctive cultural flair, periodical wet-market fairs in Mai Chau district continue to captivate the interest of locals and tourists alike.
The Hoa Binh People's Committee planned to hold a mountainous market fair annually from next year to promote the province’s trade and tourism as well as preserve the unique cultural identities of ethnic groups in the province.
Kim Boi district has worked to preserve and promote the cultural trait of the local Muong ethnic minority group, taking them as a mission to popularise and effectively carry out the Party’s guidelines and the State’s regulations.
In early December, the Hoa Binh Party Committee's Mass Mobilisation Commission successfully organised a competition of smart mass mobilisation in building new-style rural areas, leaving a profound impression and achieving high efficiency.
Located about 9km from the centre of Lac Son district, Vu Binh commune is home to 20 hamlets with 2,581 households and 11,925 people, more than 90% of whom are Muong ethnic people. Implementing the movement of "All people stay united to build a civilised lifestyle”, it has obtained many encouraging results, thus contributing to local socio-economic development.