A cultural event capturing the beauty and pride of Vietnam’s 54 tribes, Anantara Hoi An’s Ethnic Minorities Festival returns in a monthly format on January 31st, 2018.
A collaboration between Anantara Hoi An, the Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism of Quang Nam Province and the Precious Heritage Art Gallery Museum, the event strives to showcase the richness and diversity of local ethnic minority groups and run alongside Hoi An’s lantern festival taking place on the 14th day of every lunar month when the moon is brightest.
Before the traditional dancing teams of Tay Giang, Dong Giang and Nam Giang districts take to the stage, guests are invited to browse the stalls of Anantara’s pop-up arts and crafts market with local artisans offering hand-embroidered batik pieces, original art, all-natural organic honey and locally-grown Robusta coffee.
Guests will also be able to purchase original photography by Réhan – a renowned French photographer who has spend years documenting Vietnam’s ethnic minorities and who is one of the festival’s main sponsors. His poignant work offers an insight into the dialy life of the local communities and celebrates the richness and diversity of Vietnam’s ethnic cultures.
At sunset, a floating lantern ceremony kicks off at Anantara Hoi An Resort jetty setting the Thu Bon river aglow in the shimmering light of dozens of colourful paper lanterns as they slowly drift downstream. A sumptuous buffet dinner is then served at the Riverside restaurant.
|THE SCHEDULE FOR THE FESTIVALS|
|29 May 2018||Ve-Ta-Rieng Tribe|
|28 June 2018||Ca Dong Tribe|
|25 August 2018||Cotu, Cor, Bhnoong, and Ve Ta-Rieng Tribe|
|21 November 2018||Cotu Tribe|
|21 December 2018||Cotu Tribe|
Credit: Anantara Hoi An Resort, Vietnam