Festival honours northeastern ethnic groups

(VOV) – The 8th Northeastern Region Ethnic Minority Culture, Sports and Tourism Festival will be held in Tuyen Quang province on September 27-30.

The event aims to introduce domestic and foreign visitors to the distinctive cultures of the northeastern region which are being preserved during the process of integration and development.

It will be participated by art troupes from nine provinces, namely Phu Tho, Ha Giang, Thai Nguyen, Bac Kan, Quang Ninh, Lang Son, Vinh Phuc, Bac Giang, and the host Tuyen Quang, said Vu Thi Bich Viet, Vice Chairwoman of the Tuyen Quang provincial People’s Committee.

A photography exhibition on ethnic minorities will take place during the festival, as well as a trade and tourism fair, arts performances, a beauty contest and various sports games.

The organizing board of the Tuyen Quang beauty contest has received more than 150 entries from hopeful local residents and shortlisted 22 for the final round of the competition.

The winner of the contest will receive VND30 million, while the second and third runners up will win VND20 million and VND15 million, respectively.

Source: http://english.vov.vn

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