Dak Nong to host first-ever festival honouring brocade culture in December

Wednesday, 2018-08-29 17:42:28
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A M’nong ethnic elder weaving brocade in a traditional loom (Photo: dantocmiennui.vn)
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NDO – The first-ever festival honouring Vietnam’s brocade culture will take place in Dak Nong province from December 27 to 30 with a wide range of culture and arts activities.

The opening and closing ceremonies of the festival will see the legends and epics of ethnic minority groups in Dak Nong province reproduced on the stage.

Visitors to the three-day event can experience a brocade weaving contest, a fashion show of traditional costumes, a seminar on brocade culture, a trade fair showcasing brocade products, a food fair, and folk games.

The event aims to preserve and promote the unique cultural identities of Vietnamese minority groups’ traditional costumes, which are characterised by the arts of decoration, pattern and the use of colour. The brocade culture also presents people’s long-standing customs as well as their world-view and outlook on life.

The festival is planned to be held biennially, inviting the participation of more artisans from provinces and cities across the country.