Festivals in Lai Chau


Cam Muong Festival

Time: From the 30th day of the twelfth lunar month to the 5th day of the first lunar month.
Place: Lai Chau.
Characteristics: The spring festival days of the Laos in Lai Chau. People pray the gods of rivers and mountains, the ancestors’ support for earning one’s living easily. Sorcerer makes offerings, food tray of offerings is processed from the village to the forest. From the 1st day to the 5th day of Tet, people play traditional games and dance at the village, Con balls throwing, drink can wine.

Harvest Festival of the La Hu in Lai Chau

Time: The tenth and the eleventh lunar months.
Place:Lai Chau Province.
Characteristics: Xoe dancing and avoiding going to the forest for picking up fire wood, cutting trees, grass in 3 days to pray for verdant vegetation around year.

Xen Muong Festival in Lai Chau

Time: The Thin day of the second lunar month
Place: Muong Than Commune, Than Uyen District, Lai Chau Province
Characteristics: Offering buffalo; throwing con, folk dances.