2018 Gong Festival slated for mid-November

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has instructed the People's Committee of the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai to work with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and relevant agencies to organize the 2018 Gong Culture Festival.

The festival is scheduled to take place in November in Gia Lai to promote the unity of local ethnic communities.

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

The 5 Central Highlands provinces will jointly organize a street festival featuring gong performances, a re-enactment of traditional rituals, and the festivals of 11 ethnic groups in the region.

The art of wood sculpture and brocade weaving will be promoted during the festival, which will include seminars on the conservation of gong culture and exhibits of ethnic costumes.

Source: VOV5