Hundreds of representatives from 54 ethnic groups around the country will attend the opening ceremony of the National Great Solidarity - Vietnamese Cultural Heritage Week at the Culture-Tourism Village of Dong Mo in Son Tay town tonight.

The week aims to promote unity between all 54 Vietnamese ethnic groups, according to Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Ho Anh Tuan.

It is also a channel to promote the village, which is considered a "common house" for all 54 ethnic groups, to foreign participants.

As many as 30 artists from the Central Highlands provinces of Gia Lai, Dak Lak and Kon Tum have been invited to work at a sculpture camp, which opened this morning.

An exhibition of Ha Noi's best traditional handicraft villages will also run until the end of the week, showcasing the works of the region's top artisans.

Throughout the week, a wide variety of traditional festivals, performances and dances, as well as the daily activities of people from the north, south and those who live on rivers and mountains will be organised.