On 28 and 29 June 2014, the traditional festival on sea, islands,
borders and national sovereignty of the community of Vietnamese ethnic groups
will take place in Vietnamese Ethnic Groups’ Culture – Tourism Village (Dong Mo,
Son Tay Town, Ha Noi) to strengthen the great national unity and express the
voice of the community of Vietnamese ethnic groups about sea and islands
sovereignty. This is one of activities to respond to Viet Nam’s Family Day (28
The festival is expected to attract the participations of over 200 people from
32 ethnic groups in 8 provinces and cities. In addition, over 500 soldiers from
army units and Youth Union members of Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism
will also participate in this event.
The highlight of the festival is arts program “A great family of Vietnamese
ethnic groups and sacred national sovereignty” in the evening of 28 June.
Besides, some traditional festivals of Vietnamese ethnic groups will be
performed such as worshiping ritual of the Sea God (Po Riayak) of Cham people
from Ninh Thuan Province; Le khao le the linh Hoang Sa (Feast and Commemoration
Festival for Hoang Sa Soldiers) of fishermen from Ly Son Island (Quang Ngai
Province), whale worshiping festival of Da Nang fishermen...
In the framework of the festival, many activities on sea, islands, borders and
national sovereignty will be also held such as exhibition and documentary film
screenings on sea and islands sovereignty of Viet Nam; exchange program and
signature collection of representatives of Vietnamese ethnic groups, youths and
visitors into four Viet Nam maps...
In the context of the localities nationwide have held many exciting activities
on the sea and islands, the traditional festival of the community of Vietnamese
ethnic groups contributes to affirming sovereignty of Viet Nam over sea, islands
and also attracts numerous people and international friends..