As one of the largest festivals of the San Chay group, “Le hoi caumua” is organized before or after Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.
“Le hoi caumua” of the San Chay ethnic minority group is now a national intangible cultural heritage.
Some days before the festival, the San Chay people prepare a tray of offerings, which include pork, chicken, eggs, fruits, and traditional cakes. One of the indispensable objects for the worshipping ritual are 28 paintings of ancient patterns.
After a round of earthen drum beats, the head of the ritual ceremony conducts the rite, praying for good weather, bumper crop and prosperity all the year round. Following is Tac xinh dance for young people to replicates movements in labor and production with a background of simple bamboo and earthen musical instruments.
At the event, two tea villages of Cum Khe Coc in Tan Thai hamlet, Tuc Tranh commune, and Trung Thanh 2 hamlet, Vo Tranh commune, were honored as outstanding craft villages.
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