With the theme "Preserving and promoting the traditional cultural values of ethnic minority communities in the Central Highlands in the period of national integration and development", the festival features the participation of over 1,000 artisans, actors, and athletes of all ethnic groups from theseven provinces of Kon Tum, Gia Lai, Dak Lak, Dak Nong, Lam Dong, Quang Nam and Binh Phuoc.
The 1st festival of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Central Highlands regions in 2021 is co-organised by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the People's Committee of Kon Tum Province with the participation of more than 1,000 artists, actors, and athletes of ethnic groups from the 7 provinces of Kon Tum, Gia Lai, Dak Lak, Dak Nong, Lam Dong, Quang Nam and Binh Phuoc.
The festival aims to honour and promote traditional cultural values along with the traditional cultural identity of ethnic minorities in the Central Highlands, contributing to taking care of the material and spiritual lives of the people.
The event is also an opportunity for artisans, actors and athletes to meet, exchange experiences and perform the traditional cultural identities of their own people, and raise awareness in preserving and promoting traditional cultural values of ethnic minority communities in the Central Highlands provinces in the period of national integration and development, thuscontributing to building an advanced Vietnamese culture imbued with national identity.
Within the framework of the festival, a series of activities such as: introduction of typical culinary culture; introducing thefestivals and rituals of traditional cultural activities; gong performances; performing folk dances and folk music; a solo and instrumental concert imbued with the traditional cultural identity of the locality and ethnic groups in the Central Highlands; and folk games, will be organised.
In addition, an exhibition showcasing cultural characteristics of the Central Highlands ethnic groups through images, artifacts, costumes, musical instruments, ancient words and books, and typical ethnic cultural products, will also be held.