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Gau Tao festival - special feature of Mong ethnic people

Gau Tao festival is the most important festival for Mong ethnic people. It is held annually in early spring to express gratitude towards gods and to pray for a prosperous and lucky year.

Gau Tao festival, special feature, Mong ethnic people, most important festival, gratitude towards gods, prosperous and lucky year

An overview of the festival.

Gau Tao festival, special feature, Mong ethnic people, most important festival, gratitude towards gods, prosperous and lucky year

A Mong ethnic girl in Mai Chau district (Hoa Binh) is wearing colourful traditional hat during the festival.

Gau Tao festival, special feature, Mong ethnic people, most important festival, gratitude towards gods, prosperous and lucky year

Gau Tao festival is a good opportunity for family reunions, traditional games and other activities in preparation for new crops of Mong ethnic people in Hang Kia and Pa Co communes, Mai Chau district (Hoa Binh province).

Gau Tao festival, special feature, Mong ethnic people, most important festival, gratitude towards gods, prosperous and lucky year

Traditional games held during Gau Tao festival.

Gau Tao festival, special feature, Mong ethnic people, most important festival, gratitude towards gods, prosperous and lucky year

Mong ethnic people join together in a dance during the festival.

Gau Tao festival, special feature, Mong ethnic people, most important festival, gratitude towards gods, prosperous and lucky year

Young Mong ethnic people take part in rituals performed by the shaman before the festival begins.

Gau Tao festival, special feature, Mong ethnic people, most important festival, gratitude towards gods, prosperous and lucky year

The shaman performs the rituals before the festival begins.

Gau Tao festival, special feature, Mong ethnic people, most important festival, gratitude towards gods, prosperous and lucky year

Mong ethnic people are playing folk games during the festival.

Source: VNA 

Gau Tao festival, special feature, Mong ethnic people, most important festival, gratitude towards gods, prosperous and lucky year
 
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