(HBO) – Tay ethnic people account for 40.57 percent of the population in Da Bac district, which is home to five ethnic groups. They reside in the communes of Muong Chieng, Dong Chum, Tan Pheo, Tan Minh and Trung Thanh.
We felt the atmosphere of the National Day when
returning to Muong Chieng, which has the biggest number of
Tayethnics and is described as the "mountainous centre” of Da Bac district. The
National Day September 2 was an occasion for those living far away to reunite
with their families. Sa Van Xuyen, a resident in Na Muoi hamlet, said: "My
family has three children, including two daughters working here and a son
Son La.All of them have their own families. My son, Hung, and his wife have to live
far away because Hung has his own work while his wife is studying at
University. Only on the
occasion of major festivals my whole family reunite. My wife and I are waiting
to see them on the upcoming National Day or Independence Festival.”
Bang, a resident in Chieng Can hamlet of Muong Chieng commune (Da Bac), often
hold a ritual called "Lam cham” for his family according to Tay people’s
traditional custom after the Independence Festival celebration.
Bidding farewell to Xuyen, we came to Chieng Can
commune to visit Xa Van Hoi, who was a driver in the southern battlefield for
13 years (from 1970 to 1983). Recalling wartime memories, Hoi said: "The 13
years I was a driver at Unit 670 of Regiment 19 were also 13 times I spent the National
Day with my comrades and witnessed both pains and victories in the war. I still
remember the feeling of concurrently celebrating Tet (the traditional New Year
festival), standing guard and being ready to fight. It was not rare that I saw
my comrades were killed by the enemy’s bullets and bombs. Those pains nurtured
our undaunted and unyielding will, helping us fight for national independence.”
of Na Man hamlet, Muong Chieng commune (Da Bac), rehearses a singing and
dancing performance imbued with the
Tayculture before the celebration of the National Day September 2.
His children usually come home twice a year, on
the National Day (September 2) and the Lunar New Year. Hoi said: "Whenever the
Independence Festival comes, I’m eager for my children to come back to reunite
with the family. To me, seeing my children gradually growing up each time we
gather is the most joyful festival.”
Singing and dancing performances and sports
activities like volleyball and football matches between hamlets, and communes
on the occasion of the Independence Festival were always magnets for local
We also witnessed
Tayethnic girls’ dedication to a rehearsal before their public performance marking
the National Day in Na Man hamlet of Muong Chieng commune. Xa Thi Thay, who led
the hamlet’s performing team, said they were rehearsing a "xoe” dance which
would be performed together with other teams in the commune. We chose this
dance since it was deeply imbued with the
Tayethnic group’s cultural identities, showing the community’s solidarity and
Aside from entertainment activities, the "Lam
cham” ritual of
Tay people was also practiced
by many families in the Independence Festival. Xa Van Bang, a resident in
Chieng Can commune, said the ritual was often organised in the eighth or ninth
lunar months, but now some families hold this ritual on the September 2
occasion, when their whole families reunited.
(HBO) – After 7 years (2011 -2017) of implementing the National Target Program of building new rural areas, the spiritual and material living conditions of the people here have been improved. They have more confidence, active labor and solidarity to help develop our beautiful, democratic and civilized country. With specific and creative solutions in mobilizing all the social resources, up to now, the face of new rural areas of the province gruadually develops.
(HBO) – In 2017, the number of traffic accidents in the province was reduced in all three criteria in comparison with 2016. In the whole province, there were only 102 traffic accidents, which caused 78 died people, 79 injured people. Compared to 2016, the number of accidents reduced by 11 accidents, 14 died people and 4 injured people. 3 units reducing the number of traffic accidents in all three criteria are Luong Son, Mai Chau and Hoa Binh city.
(HBO) – Mai Chau district of Hoa Binh province has a relatively high rate of drug addicts while drug-related crime is committed in a small scale but sophisticated manner, posing many challenges for police.
Trinh Xuan Thanh, former Chairman of the PetroVietnam Construction joint Stock Corporation (PVC), denied committing asset misappropriation at the Thai Binh 2 thermal power project during the third day of the trial in Hanoi on January 10.
(HBO) – As a drug hotspot, authorities of Chieng Chau commune, Mai Chau district, have defined communications campaigns to raise public awareness on drug prevention as a major task.
The Ministry of Information and Communication has issued a set of stamps themed on the Lunar New Year – Year of the Dog.