(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) – Minister of Justice Le Thanh Long has led a working delegation of the ministry to the northern mountainous province of Hoa Binh and presented 150 million VND to help the locality overcome consequences caused by unusual rains and floods.
(HBO) - At the Vietnam Fatherland Front Council of the Province, the Military Command donated money to the local people affected by the recent flood.
(HBO) - On November 7th, on the occasion of 87th anniversary of Vietnam Fatherland Front (18/11/1930 -18/11/2017), the people of Yen Hoa 1 Village in Yen Mong commune (Hoa Binh city) already organized the Festival Day of Great National Unity. Mr. Quach Tung Duong, the provincial Party Committee Member, the Secretary of Hoa Binh municipal Council attended and enjoyed the festival with the local people.
(HBO) - Seeing the classrooms and school under the soil and mud, broken furniture, books and learning tools tossing in the soil and mud, the teachers and pupils stood dumbfounded.
(HBO) - Being born and growing up in Hop Thinh Commune, Ky Son District, Lo Van Tien has a special passion of being a criminal policeman since he was a child. When he grew up, he was recruited into the Police Force and was trained as new soldier at the Mobile Police Battalion (Ministry of Public Security). After that, he was assigned to the Criminal Police Department of the provincial police. In 2001, he became Vice Captain, then the Captain of the investigative team of serious cases, which mainly investigated some seriously dangerous cases such as murder and robbery. In 2010, after the foundation of Police Warrant Department, Lo Van Tien was appointed as Vice Head of the Department, directly commanded the warrant team. Since then, his "criminal characteristic” has been revealed; he has become the "antipathy” of wanted crime. There have been a lot of seriously wanted criminals voluntarily confessing themselves to the police so that they could get the grace from the government.
(HBO) - Overcoming the accumulative challenges and difficulties, Hoang Van Thu High School for The Gifted has been recognized as a high quality center of Hoa Binh Education and Training Sector. On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the school’s foudation, the reporter coming from Hoa Binh Newspaper had an interview with Dr. Le Thi Hong - the principal of the school about the results and tried determinations in the future.