La Van village festival is held twice a year on the 4th of the first lunar month and the the 20th of the third lunar month in Quynh Hong, Quynh Phu district, Thai Binh province, northern Vietnam.
It is said that La Van festival is originated from the festival of taking to the field. Later, it was created and supplemented more in order to become the festival like today which reflects a mini-aturization society including four basic sectors to be: the literate, farmer, worker and merchant.
The festival takes place in Mien village temple. Pilgrims come to see very crowded. Actors and Actresses are young men in the village. The person who is responsible for guiding all activities of the festival is a healthy and prestigious old man in solemn costumes with pleated ready to wear turban and yellow court robes. He gathers all actors and actresses to offer sacrifice to the tutelary god new year. After that, amusements start. All performers are made – up so fancifully, cutely and funny that when they appear, everybody can help laughing.