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The “cap sac” rituals of the Dao Quan Chet ethnic people recognized as a National Intangible Cultural Heritage

Tuesday, 2019-06-18 02:27:59
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PTO - In the afternoon of June 17th, at Tan Lap area, Xuan Thuy commune, Yen Lap district People's Committee held a ceremony to honor and receive the recognition of “cap sac” rituals of Dao ethnic people as the National Intangible Cultural Heritage. Mr. Ho Dai Dung, Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee attended the event.

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Yen Lap district currently has been home of 17 ethnic groups. Ethnic minorities are account for 80%, including nearly 6% of Dao ethnic people. The “cap sac” rituals of Dao Quan Chet (close-fitting-trousered) ethnic group in Xuan Thuy commune also known as a lunar name-giving ritual - an indispensable ritual in the life of every Dao man. After the rituals, a Dao man can take part in important business of the Dao community here. This is also an important cultural and religious activities in the life of the Dao ethnic people in Yen Lap.

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At the ceremony, Vice Chairman Ho Dai Dung expected ethnic groups in the district in general and Dao ethnic people in particular to continue to promote the activeness in preserving and creating the response in the community; all levels of local government and departments continue to inventory and evaluate the current situation, selecting intangible cultural heritages in the area to introduce to people inside and outside the province to create a premise for the restoration and  promotion traditional festivals and rituals.

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