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Bình Phước culture highlighted at museum

Luck: A calligrapher performs his art at a Spring Festival at the museum. People often display calligraphy during the New Year.— VNS Photo Minh Thu
Viet Nam News

HA NOI — A Spring Festival exhibition featuring the unique culture of the people in the southern province of Binh Phuoc will be held at the Viet Nam Museum of Ethnology, Ha Noi, from February 24 – 25. It is organised by the Binh Phuoc Provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

About 1,700km south-east of Ha Noi, Binh Phuoc is known for untouched landscapes such as Thac Mo (Dream Waterfall), Bombo Village, Bu Gia Map primaeval forest and Cat Tien National Park. The province houses Khmer, M’Nong, Xtieng and Tay ethnic people.

The highlight of the programme will be gong performances, folk singing and Khmer ethnic dances. Traditional food of the region will also be on offer.

On February 24, the museum will provide a fireworks display to welcome in the new year.

Other Tet festivities will include traditional painting and folk games.

Museum director Vo Quang Trong said year end was a perfect time to turn back time to the good old days with activities such as making gio (a pork roll), erecting cay neu (bamboo tree pole), making Dong Ho prints, writing calligraphy, making banh chung (sticky rice cakes) and playing folk games that are unique to the Red River Delta.— VNS

Ancient custom: Children learn to make banh chung at a festival hosted by the Viet Nam Museum of Ethnology. — VNS Photo Minh Thu

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