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Xoe Dancing Festival – Bac Ha

February 19

Xoe Dancing Festival is held on the 15th of the 1st lunar month in Ta Chai Village, Bac Ha Town, Lao Cai, northern Vietnam. This is also the spring festival of the Tay to pray for good crop, full of grains and rice.

The ritual is rather simple with a tray of offerings put at the foot of a “Neu” tree, which show the sincerity of villagers to the god of farming. After the magician observes rituals, the whole of the village take part in dancing of xoe in the boisterous sounds of gong, drum with many special styles of dance such as: xoe in group, xoe in couple, xoe in four person, xoe greeting…


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Bac Ha
Bac Ha
Lao Cai, Viet Nam
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