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Mong ethnic people celebrate forest god worship festival

The Mong ethnic people in Na Hau commune, Van Yen district, the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai gathered at their sacred forest areas to celebrate the forest god worship festival.

The Mong ethnic people in Na Hau commune, Van Yen district, the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai gathered at their sacred forest areas to celebrate the forest god worship festival.



The annual forest festival is the most important event of the local Mong people, during which they pray for favourable weather, abundant crops, good health and happiness





Crowds of local people participate in the festival 




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The forest god is offered with a lot of things such as a white-feathered cock, a black-feathered hen, a black pig and wine





Shaman undergoes forest god worship ritual





Shaman undergoes forest god worship ritual





Shaman undergoes forest god worship ritual





Shaman undergoes forest god worship ritual





After the offering ceremony, local residents enjoy a big feast





After the offering ceremony, local residents enjoy a big feast 





After the offering ceremony, local residents enjoy a big feast




After the offering ceremony, local residents enjoy a big feast





After the offering ceremony, local residents enjoy a big feast




VNA

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