Quang Nam's mountainous districts open sports and art festival

By PHUONG GIANG -ALANG NGUOC |

(QNO) - Over 1,500 players of 9 mountainous region districts of Quang Nam province has taken part in the 8th  Quang Nam Mountainous region sports and culture festival which started on 29 July 2014 in North Tra My district.

Uncle Ho image in the festival opening ceremony
Uncle Ho image in the festival opening ceremony

With the theme “ Festival of Sound”, all participants are competing 6 sport games and some cultural and art performances for civil groups and armed units : football, volleyball, mountain marathon, shooting, strong policeman, exhibition, gong performance, ethnic traditional costume show and pubic art competition…

Mr Le Van Thanh, Vice chairman of Quang Nam provincial People’s Committee, gives festival opening  speech
Mr Le Van Thanh, Vice chairman of Quang Nam provincial People’s Committee, gives festival opening speech

 The traditional wedding ceremonies of the ethnic groups which are introduced in this festival will bring new and strange experience to the visitors.

The participants attend the festival opening ceremony.
The participants attend the festival opening ceremony.

This festival is also a chance for ethnic groups living in the mountainous regions of Quang Nam province to honour the value of the ethnic cultural heritages, exchange their own colourful and deversified traditional culture and art and promote them to the tourists as well as to enrich the solidarity between them.

The best players in those competitions will be chosen to train and take part in the coming national mountainous region sports and culture festival.

An art performance of North Tra My district in the opening cermony
An art performance of North Tra My district in the opening cermony
Young people in colourful traditional costume  at  the festival.
Young people in colourful traditional costume at the festival.
The police force parading in the opening ceremony.
The police force parading in the opening ceremony.
Dance performance of Tra Bui commune art group
Dance performance of Tra Bui commune art group
Gong dance performed by dancers of Tra Bong district (Quang Ngai province)
Gong dance performed by dancers of Tra Bong district (Quang Ngai province)
Alang Thi Pari (center - a member of Tay Giang district  group)- one of top 18 of the Miss Ethnic Vietnam competition-enjoys the festival
Alang Thi Pari (center - a member of Tay Giang district group)- one of top 18 of the Miss Ethnic Vietnam competition-enjoys the festival
Many people of North Tra My district attended the festival opening ceremony.
Many people of North Tra My district attended the festival opening ceremony.
Local traditional products were displayed at the exhibition space of the festival.
Local traditional products were displayed at the exhibition space of the festival.

By PHUONG GIANG -ALANG NGUOC