Unique costumes of ethnic minority groups in Vietnam

A festival of traditional costumes of ethnic minority groups in Vietnam’s northern region officially opened at the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism, in Son Tay District on the outskirts of Hanoi on November 18.
Actors and actresses make preparations before going to the stage.
Actors and actresses make preparations before going to the stage.

Themed “Colours of traditional costumes of ethnic minorities in the north during the period of integration and development”, the festival featured the participation of 600 artisans, mass actors and actresses from 17 provinces and cities, in the northern region including Hanoi, Vinh Phuc, Phu Tho, Hoa Binh, Son La, Yen Bai, Lao Cai, Lai Chau, Dien Bien, Ha Giang, Tuyen Quang, Cao Bang, Bac Kan, Lang Son, Bac Giang, Thai Nguyen and Quang Ninh.

The artisans and mass actors and actresses from ethnic minorities in 17 provinces and cities, introduced the delegates and visitors to colourful costumes imbued with distinctive and unique identities of their culture.

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This is an opportunity to introduce, promote and honour the values of traditional costumes and culture of Vietnam's ethnic minorities, as well as arouse pride in the cultural heritages of each ethnic group.

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A wide variety of attractive cultural activities will take place during the festival, including the show of traditional costumes of ethnic minority groups, an exhibition of typical cultural products, the display of embroidery and hand-woven traditional costumes of ethnic minorities, an exhibition of traditional costumes, and the reproduction of the market in the northern mountainous area.

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A traditional folk game

Several selections from the festival:

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The traditional costumes of Tay ethnic minority women and men

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The traditional costumes of the Tay people

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The traditional costumes of Thai ethnic minority groups in Hoa Binh

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A Nung ethnic minority woman in costume for Then singing

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The costumes of Muong ethnic women

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The costumes of Muong ethnic women

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The costumes of Muong ethnic men and women

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Mang ethnic minority women

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The costumes of Lao (left) and Lu (right) women

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La Hu ethnic minority people

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Hoa (ethnic Chinese) community

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Ha Nhi ethnic minority people in Lao Cai province

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A Ha Nhi girl

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The costumes of Ha Nhi bride and groom

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Giay ethnic minority men's and women's costumes

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The costumes of Dao quan chet (Dao with tight trousers) ethnic minority group

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Dao quan chet ethnic people