Tradiitonal festival of Thai ethnic people opens in Lai Chau province

Monday, 30/01/2023 16:30
The traditional new year festival of Lung Tung (Going to the field) of Thai ethnic people has taken place in Than Uyen district, the northwestern province of Lai Chau.
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The event drew the participation of many local people and visitors. 

The festival is an opportunity to strengthen community bonds, preserving the fine traditional cultural values of ethnic groups and popularising the image of Than Uyen district to tourists.

Highlights of the festival, marking the start of a new farming year, are rituals paying tribute to Han (a deity that helps the Thai fight against invaders and defend their territory) and the gods of the mountains and the forest.

Then, the government's and locals' representatives went to the field to perform the plowing and sowing rituals, hoping for a year of abundant harvest.

On this occasion, diverse activities such as folk games such as crossbow shooting, tug of war and cultural exchanges were also held.

Following are several photos on the festival:

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Rituals at the festival  
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Thai ethnic girls participated in the festival (Source: baodantoc.vn) 

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