The traditional lunar New Year festival is the biggest festival for all Vietnamese people. Each ethnic group has its own way to celebrate Tet but no matter which group it is, its people always spend lots of time preparing for this special occasion. In today’s “Sunday Show”, let’s discover the Tet preparation of the Mong, one of the largest ethnic groups in northern Vietnam.
The San Chay ethnic minority in northeastern Bac Giang province have preserved their wedding customs with cultural characteristics that have survived the test of time.
Each ethnic minority group has its own festivals, customs, beliefs and farming practice. Tet festival lasts about half a month, during which time many exciting cultural and community activities take place.
The Lo Lo, also called the Mun Di, Man Di, La La, O Man, or Lu Loc Man, live mainly in the northern mountain provinces of Ha Giang and Cao Bang. Although they are a small population and live among other ethnic groups, the Lo Lo have maintained their own traditions and customs.
The Tay in Lang Son are cheerfully celebrating the Lunar New Year festival, the most important event of the year. To the boisterous sounds of gongs and drums, the Tay prepare thoroughly to welcome a lion dance troupe to visit their home on the first days of the new year.