Xoe festival – cultural beauty of northern ethnic minority groups

 Xoe festival opened on the morning of February 8 in Sapa town of the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai province, attracting a large number of Mong, Tay, Dao and Xa Pho ethnic minority people as well as visitors.


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The annual festival is held in early spring to pray for good luck and happiness during the year.







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Erecting Neu tree signifies growth of trees towards a bumper crop






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Offerings to Heaven and Earth







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Umbrella dance of Mong ethnic minority people







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A rehearsal of Dao ethnic minority people wedding ceremony






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Bell dance of Dao ethnic minority people







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Xoe dance of Tay ethnic minority people







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Stick dance of Xa Pho ethnic minority people






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Foreign visitors play traditional games with local people







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Mong ethnic minority girls







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Xoe festival – cultural beauty of northern ethnic minority groups
 
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