The ceremony to grant the certificate of “national intangible cultural heritage” to the festival 
Despite difficulties, the annually festival is held from April 14th to 16th to remind descendants of good tradition, solidarity in the community and contribute to the spirit of love for labor and production.

On September 11th, 2017, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism recognized the festival as national intangible cultural heritage.

Lao ethnic traditional dance 

A ritual at the festival (Photo source:
This year, ancestor worshipping is held to express the spiritual belief of the community, and philosophy of gratitude to the gods and ancestors that gave good weather and crop, health and luck to people. After ritual offerings, traditional folk games are held.

According to Ha Van Phieng, Vice Chairman of the Dien Bien district People’s Committee, the festival has made contributions to affirming its presence in the locality while forming the national cultural characteristics./.

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