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Bac Ha Market recreated in Hanoi

Mon, 09 Feb 2015. Last updated Mon, 01 Jun 2015 14:20

Along with Hanoi Spring Festival, Lao Cai fair as Bac Ha Market is held from February 6th to 15th at Van Ho Art Culture Exhibition Center (No2 Hoa Lu Street in Hanoi). It will be the convergence of many typical ethnic products and traditional activities.

Many outstanding achievements, typical cultural values, traditional handicraft products, and agricultural specialties of Lao Cai province will be introduced to Hanoian from February 6th to 15th in the Bac Ha Market in Hanoi. The upland fair is one of important activities in Hanoi Spring Festival 2015. The event is organized by Van Ho Art Culture Exhibition Center in coordination with Hanoi Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism, Linh Duong JSC, Hanoi Folk Art Association, Hanoi Women Business Association, and Lao Cai Trade Promotion Center. This activity is organized to honor the value, beauty and cultural traditions, traditional festival and introduce special, unique cultural products of Lao Cai.


Brightly coloured yarn at Bac Ha Market


Bac Ha Fair recreated in Hanoi will have a space of Tet’s market with bamboo huts, workhorses, brocade and typical characteristic products, traditional ethnic costumes, handicrafts and traditional games.  The fair is also a place of introducing and selling typical agricultural products of Lao Cai. Visitors will have a chance to enjoy tea, refreshments and traditional dishes of ethnic people such as wine, Thang Co, black Chung Cake, and 7-color sticky rice. At the same time, visitors will have an opportunity to explore more about ethnic culture by wearing ethnic costumes, taking photos, learning to cook ethnic dishes, dancing, and making brocade... They will be interesting experiences of visitors when joining the fair. Visitors will also have a chance to take part in some steps in the process of producing and manipulating traditional products of Lao Cai. At the fair, unique folk art performances of Lao Cai ethnic people are also introduced.


Buying yarn - Flower Hmong ladies at Bac Ha Market


Lao Cai traditional market space in Hanoi will take place in 10 days with many different topics, such as introduction and sale of agricultural specialties and products of Lao Cai organization of traditional games. Guests also have a chance to taste tea party and ethnic traditional dishes, along with 150 artisans of handicraft and folk culture. In particular, there are booths introducing the typical achievements of economy, culture and tourism of Lao Cai, typical tourist products of Lao Cai through pictures, posters, promotional materials, and visual models. Lao Cai Fair will be opened at 19:30 on February 6th at main stage of Van Ho Art Culture Exhibition Center with many characteristics of entertainment. From February 10th to 14th, there is a Lao Cai folk music night performance (20:00 on February 7th), an exchange seminar between business community and local people (19:30, February 8thy), exchange between oversea Vietnamese people and Vietnamese ethnic groups at the fair (19:30, February), and other art and cultural activities. The closing ceremony will take place at 19:30 on February 15th.

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