Red Dao wedding ceremony

The Red Dao ethnic community in the northern province of Lao Cai has a rich culture. Their wedding ceremony is among these cultural features.

A Dan Tri reporter recently attended the wedding ceremony of bride Tan U May and groom Tan A Hin in Pho Village, Ban Quam Commune. The event lasted for two days with most of the activities held at the groom’s family. 

On the first day of the wedding, the bride’s family came to the groom’s house. The bride wore the Red Dao ethnic people’s traditional clothes

She wore a very special hat 


Meanwhile, the groom’s family was preparing a feast


The two families met and then bowed to one another


The bride greeted the groom’s family 


Offering alcohol at the yard of the groom’s house


The bride came into a tent next to the groom’s house, but had to stay there until the next day’s morning before going into the groom’s house


The tent was used for the bride’s family to stay overnight


The two families enjoyed the feast


On the second day, the groom got up early to prepare the wedding clothes


The bride was taken to the groom’s house at a nice time chosen by a magician.


The couple worshiped the ancestors


A shaman prayed to the deities to grant good fortune and happiness for the couple


Finally was the ceremony to wash face for parents of the couple to express their gratitude


Participants gave their best wishes to the couple


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