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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 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.


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Gau Tao festival is also a good opportunity for family reunions, traditional games and other activities in preparation for new crops to grow soon





Gau Tao festival is also a good opportunity for family reunions, traditional games and other activities in preparation for new crops to grow soon





It is hosted by a family or a clan, often on a large flat hill in the beautiful landscape of the northern mountains





Mong people plant a large bamboo tree with colourful decorations called Cay Neu with a belief that it may draw good lucks and expel evil spirits 





Mong ethnic kids perform traditional umbrella dance in Gau Tao festival





Gau Tao, which encompasses both religious rituals and cultural activities, is celebrated in almost every Mong ethnic commune and district









VNA

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