The 2021 Mong Ethnic Culture Festival has been officially postponed until December amid the complicated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic, announced the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
The third iteration of the festival, which was initially planned to be held during September in the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau, has now been rescheduled for the final month of the year, providing that the pandemic is successfully brought under control.
Art troupes from 14 provinces nationwide, including Lang Son, Thanh Hoa, Ha Giang, and Dak Lak are poised to participate in the festival, thereby gathering together a large number of artists.
The event looks set to feature a wide range of events, such as a Mong ethnic costume fashion show, a Banh Giay (round glutinous rice cake) pounding competition, a photo exhibition showcasing Mong ethnic culture, and a range of sporting activities.
Most notably, travel agencies will also hold a farm trip in order to scope out potential sites for community-based tourism and eco-tourism throughout Lai Chau province during the festival.
In addition, a trade promotion conference and a fair aimed at displaying local agricultural products will take place.