2018 Gong Cultural Festival slated for mid-November

The 2018 Gong Cultural Festival is scheduled to take place in mid-November in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai to promote unity of local ethnic communities.

The Gia Lai People's Committee has been tasked to efficiently utilise social sources along with part of the province's coffer to organise the festival.

Numerous activities will be jointly held by five Central Highlands provinces, namely a street festival featuring gong performances, re-enactment of some traditional rituals and festivals of 11 ethnic groups of the region.

UNESCO recognized the Central Highlands' space of gong culture as a Masterpiece of the Intangible Heritage of Humanity in 2005.

Source: VOV5