The inauguration ceremony of the Cham population temple tower and series of activities to mark Vietnam’s Cultural Heritage Day will open at the Vietnam ethnic tourism and culture village in Dong Mo (Son Tay town, Hanoi) on November 23-24.
The program will see the participation of Cham and Raglai ethnic groups of Ninh Thuan; Cham ethnic groups from An Giang, Binh Thuan, Phu Yen, Binh Dinh, Dong Nai, Tay Ninh provinces, Ho Chi Minh City; Hre ethnic group of Quang Ngai province; Viet Bac Folk song and dance theatre; Bien Xanh song and dance theatre from Binh Thuan province; and some units directly under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
“The event is to respond to the 5th Party Central Committee meeting resolution (term VIII) on “Building and developing an advanced Vietnam’s culture deeply imbued with national identity while introducing and propagating Vietnam’s images in general and Cham ethnics in particular to international friends”, Mr. Nguyen Dinh Loi, Vice head of management board of the Vietnam ethnic tourism and culture village, addressed the press conference on November 15.
According to the organizing board, a series of activities will be held at the program including a ceremony to open the Cham Tower site door at the Vietnam ethnic tourism and culture village; an art program to mark Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day; 82 years of the founding of the National Front for the Liberation of Vietnam.
Beside, an exhibition to display artifacts, specialties, cultural products of the Cham and other Vietnamese ethnic groups in the integration and development process; reappearing traditional ceremonies of the Cham ethnic group, such as the ritual for girls being recognized as mature women of the Cham Ba Ni ethnic group in Ninh Thuan province and traditional weddings of the Cham ethnic group in An Giang province.