Ha Nhi ethnic people celebrate traditional New Year

Update: 10:53 | 17/12/2018

The Ha Nhi people in northern mountainous Dien Bien province celebrate their traditional New Year festival (Tet) at the end of the 10th or the beginning of the 11th lunar month annually.

Ha Nhi ethnic people, traditional New Year, Dien Bien province,  11th lunar month,  Muong Nhe district, Co Nhe Cha

Ha Nhi group is one of 19 ethnic groups in Dien Bien, living mainly in the westernmost land of Muong Nhe district.

Ha Nhi ethnic people, traditional New Year, Dien Bien province,  11th lunar month,  Muong Nhe district, Co Nhe Cha

“Co Nhe Cha”, traditional New Year of Ha Nhi ethnic people is celebrated at the end of the 10th or the beginning of the 11th lunar month annually.

Ha Nhi ethnic people, traditional New Year, Dien Bien province,  11th lunar month,  Muong Nhe district, Co Nhe Cha

It is the time at leisure after the harvest of Ha Nhi people in particular and people in the mountainous area in general.

Ha Nhi ethnic people, traditional New Year, Dien Bien province,  11th lunar month,  Muong Nhe district, Co Nhe Cha

The traditional New Year lasts about one week with jubilant atmosphere spreading throughout the village.

Ha Nhi ethnic people, traditional New Year, Dien Bien province,  11th lunar month,  Muong Nhe district, Co Nhe Cha

“Banh troi” (floating cake) is a must-have dish to offer ancestors.

Ha Nhi ethnic people, traditional New Year, Dien Bien province,  11th lunar month,  Muong Nhe district, Co Nhe Cha

Ancestor worship ceremony of Ha Nhi people.

Ha Nhi ethnic people, traditional New Year, Dien Bien province,  11th lunar month,  Muong Nhe district, Co Nhe Cha

During the traditional Tet, pork is indispensable food for every Ha Nhi family.

Ha Nhi ethnic people, traditional New Year, Dien Bien province,  11th lunar month,  Muong Nhe district, Co Nhe Cha

During the traditional Tet, pork is indispensable food for every Ha Nhi family.

Ha Nhi ethnic people, traditional New Year, Dien Bien province,  11th lunar month,  Muong Nhe district, Co Nhe Cha

Ha Nhi’s “Xoe” dance is performed during the traditional festival.

Ha Nhi ethnic people, traditional New Year, Dien Bien province,  11th lunar month,  Muong Nhe district, Co Nhe Cha

Ha Nhi people make “banh day” (round rice cake), another essential dish in the festival.

Source: VNA 



 
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