The opening ceremony of 2017 Gong Cultural Festival (Photo: Nguyen Dung/VNA)
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.