(HBO) – In Da Bac district – residence area of Tay and Dao ethnic groups, learning their own scripts has been maintained, contributing to preserving cultural identity and exercising equal rights among the ethnic groups.
Mr. Ban Van Thanh (far left) in Vay Nua
commune (Da Bac district) teaching the Dao ethnic group script to villagers.
Recently, a community classroom in Sung hamlet
in Cao Son commune has been upgraded thanks to donation and support from
volunteer groups, contributing to ensuring infrastructure conditions for
classes of Dao script.
Mrs. Ban Thi Lan, the owner of a community
tourism business establishment in Sung hamlet, said in recent years, local
residents have been aware of the importance of their ethnic script besides
their spoken language.
There are more and more people, both middle-aged
and young, have joined Dao writing classes in the locality, she said.
With his enthusiasm, Mr. Ly Van Minh - the
village's teacher, organises 2-3 classes per month for 10-15 people.
These classes have helped locals understand more
about traditional customs, contributing to preserving the nation's script.
Over 80 years old, yet Mr. Ban Van Than is still
passionate about teaching the script of the Dao ethnic group in Vay Nua
commune. He said that the writing contains cultural and moral values,
helping promote community cohesion and spiritual connection.
Than started the first class of Dao script for
130 students in 2009. The opening of new classes are maintained. He opened
three Dao language classes with two lessons per month.
Meanwhile, Sa Van Man in Muong Chieng commune
and Luong Duc Chom in Trung Thanh commune are teachers of the script of the Tay
Thanks to the teachers’ efforts, more and more
Tay language classes have been opened in the locality, attracting crowds of
local learners of all ages./.
In order restore brocade weaving of the Thai ethnic group, with the support of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the Chieng Chau Brocade Weaving and Tourism Services Cooperative was established in Chieng Chau commune (Mai Chau district) in 2009.
Holding some 18,000 exhibits related to the province’s establishment and re-establishment process and an array of antiques, Hoa Binh Museum has paid due attention to the management, exhibition, and communications work so as to preserve and promote the values of the local heritage.
In the aesthetic concept of the Mong people, a woman's beauty is partly reflected through her clothes. In Mai Chau district, there are two communes inhabited by the Mong ethnic people, namely Hang Kia and Pa Co, with a combined population of over 6,000. Despite the strong development of the society, the cultural identity, notably traditional costumes, of local people is still preserved and promoted.
Traditional cultural values of Muong people have been preserved well in Chien hamlet, Van Son commune, Tan Lac district.
Located about 4 km away from the commune’s centre and at an altitude of 800 m above sea level, Chien hamlet is known as a peaceful and beautiful Muong village.
The People’s Committee of Hoa Binh held a meeting on November 9 to discuss the progress of the building of a national dossier on Mo Muong cultural heritage to submit to the UNESCO to seek the inclusion in the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding.