According to the latest announcement of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, there are eight provinces in the country which are ranked class A on the management and organization of festivals.
Lao Cai is one of the 8 class-A provinces
Lao Cai is one of the 8 provinces which are ranked class A, with Quang Ninh, Hai Duong, Ha Nam, Thua Thien Hue, Thanh Hoa, Long An, An Giang. This is the results of marking the festivals in 2015 under criteria issued in Decision No. 486/2015 of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
Lao Cai is the central tourist area of the North with the scenic town of Sapa, the charming love market, Fansipan mountain and Lao Cai Ha Khau international border gate. Lao Cai has many historical sites, natural caves, specialties and is the place which has unique cultural characteristics of many ethnic groups.
According to the results, 25 provinces and cities ranked Class B; 1 province ranked class C; nearly 30 provinces and cities not done scoring should not be classified.
The direction of festival management and organization
In the direction of management and organization of festivals held in the early of 2016 and the other folk festivals, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism will not survive the violent or disturbing festival; terminate the sacrifice customary, violent ritual and bad practices in the festival.