The five-day event, co-organised by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Tuyen Quang provincial People’s Committee, brought together 700 actors, artisans and athletes from provinces in the region, including Tuyen Quang, Bac Kan, Ha Giang, Lang Son, Thai Nguyen, Quang Ninh, Phu Tho, and Vinh Phuc.
A variety of activities and art performances showcasing traditional customs, food, costumes, folk games and sports took place during the event.
At the closing ceremony, the organising board presented 19 A prizes, 38 B prizes, 31 C prizes and one consolation prize to outstanding performances and individuals in artistic and cultural events.
Tuyen Quang province secured the top spot in the sporting events with 14 gold, seven silver and two bronze medals, followed by Phu Tho in second place with five golds, four silvers and six bronzes, and Thai Nguyen in third with one gold, five silvers and eight bronzes.
The festival aimed to promote tourism and the beautiful landscape of Tuyen Quang, as well as the cultural identities of ethnic groups in northeastern Vietnam, and offer an opportunity for the ethnic groups to gather and exchange experiences.