Update: 07:00 | 10/02/2019
(BGO) - Being a midland mountainous province in northeastern Vietnam located on an arterial road connecting the capital city of Hanoi with Lang Son province, Bac Giang is a meeting place of many cultures. Geographical and topographic conditions and co-existence of many ethnic groups have created a culturally diverse Bac Giang.
Singing with pipes in Lien Chung commune (Tan Yen district).
In particular, the discovery of the Dong Lam archaeological site (Hiep Hoa district) is evidence of the survival and development of part of the ancient Vietnamese people who existed more than 3,000 years ago in Bac Giang.
Experiencing the next eras, the communities in Bac Giang gathered into villages and hamlets. The working life of people brought to this land the prosperous villages with typical religious and belief works, unique folk festivals, traditional handicraft villages, and special folk songs and dances.
Bac Giang has witnessed many important events in the history of the nation, which also left in this land the historical - cultural relics with many unique forms and values. They are Duc La Pagoda - one of the three "peaks" of the "Buddhist triangle" (Dau- Yen Tu - Duc La), and Bo Da Pagoda with more than 100 ancient towers, proving the vitality of a Buddhist center in the Kinh Bac region.
Besides, there are ancient communal houses with outstanding architectural values among the remaining communal houses in the country such as Lo Hanh, Phu Lao, Huong Cau
According to the results of the 2007 general relics inventory, there were 2,237 relics in Bac Giang. As of December 31, 2017, the province had 711 ranked relics. Associated with the relics are festivals. Festivals in Bac Giang are diverse in genre, large in quantity, beautiful in form and lively in content. They are seen in most villages in Bac Giang which have communal houses and pagodas.
We can mention large and unique folk festivals like Tho Ha festival (Viet Yen district), Tieu Mai rowing festival (Hiep Hoa district), and An Chau festival (Son Dong district). There are unique folk festivals which are only seen in Bac Giang, such as the mud ball wrestling festival in Van village, Van Ha commune (Viet Yen district), and new festivals with strong vitality like Yen The and Xuong Giang festivals.
In addition, handicrafts in Bac Giang also appeared quite early. The crafts have always existed and developed, not only creating unique cultural nuances but also being a place preserving sustainable ancient practices. Some typical craft villages include Tho Ha pottery village, Tang Tien bamboo and rattan village, Van village winemaking (Viet Yen); Da Mai vermicelli village - one of the four oldest vermicelli making villages in the North; and Ke dry cake village (Bac Giang city).
Mentioning Bac Giang, we are very proud of the cultural and academic traditions. In feudal times, Bac Giang had 57 people holding doctorate degrees and most of them were bright stars recorded in history, notably first doctoral candidate Giap Hai and Dr. Than Nhan Trung ... With the tradition of learning fondness, Bac Giang had villages called "doctoral villages" such as Yen Ninh and Song Khe. And today, we are also very proud of a contemporary doctoral village - Cam Xuyen village, Xuan Cam commune (Hiep Hoa district) - with up to 18 doctors.
Keeping traditional brocade weaving craft in Khe Nghe hamlet, Luc Son commune (Luc Nam district).
Vietnamese people in Bac Giang can sing folk songs with tubes and drums, Ca
There is also a rich intangible culture treasure of ethnic minority people. They are: Sli-
Nguyen Thu Minh