Update: 15:48 | 13/05/2022
(BGO) - The People’s Committee in Viet Yen district (Bac Giang province) on May 12 ( lunar April 12) held a ceremony to announce the Decision recognizing traditional mud ball wrestling festival in Van village as national intangible cultural heritage.
On behalf of Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Vice Head of Cultural Heritage Department Nong Quoc Thanh hands over the certificate to recognize mud ball wrestling festival in Van village as national intangible cultural heritage to representative of Viet Yen district.
When the ball falls to the ground, the players must lift it up and down for competition.
The festival drum performance at the event.
The village girls carry water from Cau river to the muddy pitch.
The players proceed ritual at temple worshipping Saints Tam Giang.
The players drink wine before competition.
“Se dai” or warm-up ritual is executed before the competition.
The ball is delivered to the pitch.
The fierce match under the rain.
A ball competing moment.
The break time of player.
Winning the ball from rival.
The match attracts numerous spectators under the rain.