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Discover festival season in Mai Chau

People do bamboo dancing in Xen Ban festival, Mai Chau

It has the rumor that Mai Chau does not only catch the attention of travelers by its idyllic, peaceful sceneries or the delicate culinary but also the festivals celebrated there. These special occasion present the true taste of Mai Chau that rarely can you find in any other event or place. So let’s discover some of the most unique festivals of Thai, Tay and Muong ethnic groups in Mai Chau right now. To get more information, you can click: private vietnam tour packages Xen Ban, Xen Muong festival of Thai people

A gorgeous view of Mai Chau town

A gorgeous view of Mai Chau town- source: internet

This occasion takes place annually in August following the Vietnamese lunar calendar which represents the respect of local people to the territory, ancestors, and expectation for great weather, bumper crops, good health and happiness. The festival often lasts for two days, while for the first day, residents will celebrate the event by performing the traditional dance, singing together, on the second day, a shooting competition will be organized among people in the village. Besides having a chance to contemplate the traditional dances of the ethnic minority nicely dressed up in beautiful costumes, tourists can totally take part in these activities and have some fun.

The shaman does the worship activity in Xen Ban festival, Mai Chau

The shaman does the worship activity in Xen Ban festival, Mai Chau- source: internet

This occasion takes place annually in August following the Vietnamese lunar calendar which represents the respect of local people to the territory, ancestors, and expectation for great weather, bumper crops, good health and happiness. The festival often lasts for two days, while for the first day, residents will celebrate the event by performing the traditional dance, singing together, on the second day, a shooting competition will be organized among people in the village. Besides having a chance to contemplate the traditional dances of the ethnic minority nicely dressed up in beautiful costumes, tourists can totally take part in these activities and have some fun. mekong river tours vietnam

People do bamboo dancing in Xen Ban festival, Mai Chau

People do bamboo dancing in Xen Bản festival, Mai Châu- source: internet

At the same time, an excessive number of Thai’s conventional games such as Keng Loong, playing gongs, spinning tops, con ball throwing, singing contest, etc are available for visitors to participate along with local people settling down there. Tourists can challenge themselves to join these games in order to understand more about these ethnic groups’ culture and pray for their own luck and health.

Thai’s rain festival

Local people fetch water from streams to serve the rain festival

Local people fetch water from streams to serve the rain festival- source: internet

This seems to be a common festival in many other areas or even in the world; however, for each location, there is a different way to celebrate this day. The rain festival is organized in April (lunar calendar) when the weather is not perfect for the crops. Local people will sing the song of praying for rain from house to house then carrying torches around the village in the hope of raining. It is interesting that on this occasion, every single person in the village will only focus on praying for rain rather than doing anything else. It can be easily understood that if an abundant harvest will ensure their economy and support their family life. And for sure, tourists will be welcomed to join a hand in celebrating the rain festival with people there. Likewise, visitors will definitely have a chance to experience and see how the festival is different from region to region.

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