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 of Mong ethnic people

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

Gau Tao festival - special feature of Mong ethnic people

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 of Mong ethnic people

Traditional games held during Gau Tao festival 

Gau Tao festival - special feature of Mong ethnic people

Mong ethnic people join together in a dance during the festival

Gau Tao festival - special feature of Mong ethnic people

Mong ethnic people join together in a dance during the festival 

Gau Tao festival - special feature of Mong ethnic people

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

Gau Tao festival - special feature of Mong ethnic people

An overview of the festival 

 
Gau Tao festival - special feature of Mong ethnic people

Mong ethnic people are dancing during the festival

Gau Tao festival - special feature of Mong ethnic people

The shaman performs the rituals before the festival begins

Gau Tao festival - special feature of Mong ethnic people

The shaman performs the rituals before the festival begins

Gau Tao festival - special feature of Mong ethnic people

Mong ethnic people are playing folk games during the festival 

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