Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Festivals organized every year in Lao Cai Sapa P1

1 "Tet Nhay" festival of Dao Do people in Sapa 

  • Time : 1st, 2nd on Tet Holiday
  • Place : In house of the Head of family 
  • Specific characteristics : Taking bath for ancestors statue , Jumping into a trance,hunting , doing shadow boxing , catching tortoise , doing some magic .

2 "Gau tao " festival of Mong people 

  • Time : from January 3rd to 5th 
  •  Place : the hill hear the village 
  • praying for a child , for heath ,singing " chu gau tao " , shooting match, crossbow shooting match  , pan-pipe dancing .... 

3 Long Tong festival of Tay people - Van Ban district 

  • Time :  on Dragon day of January 
  • Place : field area near the village 
  • Praying for bumper crop , throwing con , tug of war,cock-fighting by banana inflorescense , buffalo fight by Vau  bamboo, sword dancing... 

4 "Long Tong"  festival of Tay people in Tai Chai - Bac Ha 

  • Time : on January 15th 
  • Place : field area near th forbidden forest 
  • Praying for bumper crop , throwing con ,fairy swing, spread grace interchange....

5 "Roong Pooc " festival of Giay People in Ta van  village - Sapa

  • Time : on Dragon day on January 
  • Place on separate field 
  • Praying for bumper crop, worshiping  the village , playing games as tug of war , throwing con , setting village regulation , "giao duyen" singing . 

6 "Roong Pooc " festival of Giay people in Ta Phoi - Cam Duong

  • Time : on dragon day , january 
  • Place : large field near village 
  • Praying for bumper crop, throwing con , tug of war , danh en 

7 "Dinh " festival of Tay - Bao yen 

  • Time : January 6th 
  • Worship mountain God , offering black pig , throwing con " giao duyen " singing 

8 "Choi Hang " festival of the Thai , The Tay in Khanh Yen cave - Van Ban district 

  • Time : three days from january 5th to january 8th 
  • Place : in and out of Khanh Yen cave 
  • Giao duyen singing , having heart of heart with each other .

 9 Festival of Lao Nhai village temple, Lao cai city 

  • Time : three days from January 11th to January 13th 
  • Time : at the temple where worship Mau and Thien hau Nuong Nuong and the area of river bank. 
  • Greeting the Holy Mother and Thien Hau Nuong Nuong  across  street to Coc Leu bridge , offering on 12th and thanking ceremony  on 13th , rice cook competion , praying for thriving business . 

10 Forrest worship festival of the Nung in Muong Khuong  : 

  • Time : January 30th 
  • Place : the village's forbidden forrest  
  • Worship two ancient trees " Father tree and mother tree " food offerings with special tray : "country tray " -worship the people who scrifice their life for protecting the country  and a tray worshiping the people who protect the village , Festival of Playing games. Leng hao match , Lan co singing  , wood chess playing , swimming .....  

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Source : collected from Lao Cai - New opportunities Magazine

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