In recent years, the movement of mass culture and arts in Kim Boi district has been maintained and developed, contributing to preserving and promoting traditional cultural values and building a cultural life at the grassroots level.
An art troupe of Thao Ca hamlet, Vinh Tien commune (Kim
Boi district) performs to popularise the National Target Programme on New-style
Rural Area Building.
As a rule, every
day evening, the members of the mass art performance team of Thao Ca hamlet, in
Vinh Tien commune gather at the communal house of the hamlet to practice and
Kim Boi district has 158 art performance teams with more than 5,000 members.
Each team has an average of 10 key actors, including amateur actors, the
elderly, and youth union members, and young people. Even though they are busy, members of the performance teams always arrange
their work to practice together.
In addition to the supported finance, most teams voluntarily contribute funds
to equipment and costumes serving their performance. They join performance
activities at the grassroots level and cultural and art programmes of the
district and the province.
Last year, the grassroots mass arts team of Kim Boi district coordinated with
the provincial Ethnic Arts Troupe and the provincial Culture and Cinema Centre
to organise five mobile performance programmes in Cuoi Ha, Nuong Dam, Kim Boi,
Hop Tien and Du Sang communes to popularise the Party's guidelines, the State’s
policies and laws, and local regulations related social evil prevention.
The district also successfully organised the district-level popularisation
contest, with the participation of 467 actors, actresses and artisans from all
the 17 communes and towns of the district.
Nguyen Thanh Ha, head of the culture and information office of Kim Boi
district, said to create favourable conditions for mass arts performance teams
to develop and operate effectively, Kim Boi district has focused on developing
its facilities cultural institutions.
Many cultural houses in villages and residential areas have been newly built with
halls and stages equipped with lighting and sound systems, and basic auxiliary
equipment to meet the practice and performance requirements of art teams. The district's culture and information office has also regularly coordinated to
organise mass art shows, creating a healthy playground for art teams.
The widespread mass arts movement not only contributes to improving the
cultural and spiritual life of the people but also helps promote solidarity
among local residents.
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.