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Ceremony of receiving Decision of recognizing National Intangible Cultural Heritage of Tet Nhay of Dao Quan Chet people

Tuesday, 2021-01-12 21:10:40
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Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee Ho Dai Dung presented flowers to congratulate Yen Lap district.

PTO - On January 12th, Yen Lap district held a ceremony to receive the Decision recognizing the National Intangible Cultural Heritage of Tet Nhay (dancing festival) of Dao Quan Chet people.

Tet Nhay of Dao Quan Chet people in Yen Lap district, often held in lunar December, is a ritual to protect the life of the family, the clan and the village. According to their custom, Tet Nhay is only held in the space of the main house - where worships the ancestors - and is the ceremony of each family and clan. However, Tet Nhay has become a common cultural activity of the community.

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A representative of the leadership of the Ministry of Culture - Sports and Tourism handed over the Decision recognizing the National Intangible Cultural Heritage to the Party Committee, authorities and people of Yen Lap district.

Tet Nhay plays a role as a bridge to enhance the spirit of solidarity, interdependent among community members. Through the ritual, researchers can understand more about the history and culture of the Dao group. Along with historical, cultural, and scientific values, Tet Nhay also impressed by its artistic value throught dance, music containing unique ethnic cultural values.

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Sword dance - one of the dances performed in Tet Nhay ritual of the Dao Quan Chet people.

At the ceremony, the representative of the leadership of the Ministry of Culture - Sports and Tourism handed over Decision No. 2732/QD-BVHTTDL to list Tet Nhay (dancing festival) of Dao Quan Chet people in Yen Lap district into the National Intangible Cultural Heritage. This is the 2nd social practices and beliefs of Dao group in Yen Lap district recognized as the National Intangible Cultural Heritage (after “cap sac” rituals).

Hong Nhung

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