| The ceremony honors "Art of Xoe Thai", the representative intangible cultural heritage of humanity, in Northwest Square, Son La province, September 17. Photo: Tran Long/ VOV
She told a program in Son La city on Saturday to honor Xoe Thai art that the province will focus on making Xoe Thai a highlight of tourism destinations and community tourism. The province will honor ethnic artisans, considering them as "living human treasures", and boost the collection, research and promotion of tangible and intangible cultural values of Thai ethnic culture, Xuan said.
|Artists perform Xoe dance of Thai ethnic minority people. Photo: Tran Long/ VOV
The art of Xoe dance of Thai ethnic minority people in Vietnam was listed by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in December 2021.
Xoe Thai is a unique type of traditional dance that is associated with and plays a significant role in the daily life of Thai ethnic communities in the northwest of Vietnam, especially in the provinces of Lai Chau, Dien Bien, Son La and Yen Bai.