Festivals
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Lunar New Year is the biggest Tet festival in the year, beginning from 30thDecember to 3rd January in lunar calendar. Tay , Nung ethnic groups attach much importance to the festival and make a very thorough preparation for festival days. Tet Festival of Mong ethnic group: Annually, Mong people often welcome two big Tet festivals including New Year festival and festival on 5th May.…
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Moon Mother Inviting Festival of theTay ethnic group is celebrated at the beginning of spring in every village. AllTay people gather to pray the Moon Mother for good things, fine harvests, and healthy cattle. It lasts from ten to fifteen days. The festival begins with the flower offering festival and “luon hai” (singing) to see a group of spirits to the Moon Palace for…
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This festival of the Tay-Nung ethnic groups lasts from the 2nd to 30th of the 1st lunar month to start the new harvest. The festival’s activities include throwing Con for predestined love, Chinese-chess, swinging, lion dances, unicorn dances, dragon parade, etc. Particularly, the familiar sli songs (Nung ethnic group), luon songs ( Tay ethnic group) have performed excellently in village, on side of…
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Thanh Minh Festival is held in Phuc Sen commune, Quang Uyen distrct in the 3rd lunar month. The festival connects closely to legend of Nung ethnic group. The legend said that there were two lovers but they couldn’t get married so that they killed themselves in a well. To feel pity for them, villagers set up the temple. When festival…
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Nang Hai Festival is the customs to pray for good harvest in Phuc Hoa, Thach An. The festival includes singing nights. The main activity is to invite the Moon spirit incarnating into a couple. Then people sing along ancient songs to pray the God Mothers for good varieties, pest extermination, good weather, and good health. In the last day of festival,…
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Fireworks Festival is held on 2nd of the 2nd lunar month in Quang Uyen district. This festival is considered as the merriest festival in Cao Bang, drawing men’s attention from local areas to fight for fireworks in order to have good luck round. It is a sound competition with sportsmanship. As this is spring fireworks festival, everybody thinks if anyone can…
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Temples/Pagodas Festival is held from 6th to 15th of January annually. They are taken place in almost temples and pagodas in the province, especially in Hoa An district and Cao Bang town. King Le temple festival is held on 6th of 1st lunar month. Da Quan pagoda festival is held on 9th of January in lunar calendar, Ky Sam temple festival (on 10th of January),…
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“Qua tang” and “Tau sai” festivals are the two most important festivals in life of every Dao ethnic person. “Qua tang” festival is to give a religious name to landlord. “Tau sai” festival is to inform the Saint and God, ancestors that a life completed all duties, customs of traditional culture, beliefs, and national culture. If a couple does…
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HA GIANG  — The second Mông (H’mông) Ethnic Cultural Festival will be held in Đồng Văn District in the northern province of Hà Giang in early October.The event themed “Preserving and promoting cultural identity of Mông People in the country’s renewal, integration and development period” will have activities related to the ethnic Mông such as a pan-pipe festival,…