Ha Nhi ethnics in Dien Bien celebrate traditional new year

The 11th lunar month is when the Ha Nhi ethnics celebrate their new year, known as Ho Su Cha. It is a time for relaxation, entertainment, reunions, and passing on best wishes. The holiday lasts for five days after harvest.

Ha Nhi ethnics in Dien Bien celebrate traditional new year
The Ha Nhi celebrate their Tet (New Year) Festival more than two months earlier than the Kinh, the largest ethnic group in Vietnam. In the photo: Ha Nhi girls play seesaw, a traditional folk game. (Photo: VNA)
Ha Nhi ethnics in Dien Bien celebrate traditional new year
Ha Nhi girls in traditional costumes during Ho Su Cha festival (Photo: VNA)
Ha Nhi ethnics in Dien Bien celebrate traditional new year
Ha Nhi girls put on their most beautiful costumes to celebrate traditional festival. (Photo: VNA)
Ha Nhi ethnics in Dien Bien celebrate traditional new year
A Ha Nhi woman pounds Banh Day (glutinous round rice cake) for eating and gifts during the festival. (Photo: VNA)
Ha Nhi ethnics in Dien Bien celebrate traditional new year
Water drift cake is an indispensable dish in the first offering ritual of the new year. (Photo: VNA)
Ha Nhi ethnics in Dien Bien celebrate traditional new year
Ha Nhi girls in traditional costumes going to festival at Ta Mieu Village. (Photo: VNA)
Ha Nhi ethnics in Dien Bien celebrate traditional new year
After their breakfast with water drift cakes, local people slaughter pig for offering ritual and meals during the festival. (Photo: VNA)
 
Ha Nhi ethnics in Dien Bien celebrate traditional new year
Local people clean and decorate their house days before the festival. In the photo: a festive atmosphere at Ta Co Khu Village, Sin Thau Commune, Muong Nhe District, Dien Bien Province. (Photo: VNA)
Ha Nhi ethnics in Dien Bien celebrate traditional new year
A shaman performs the ritual of offering sacrifices at the temple in Ta Mieu Village, Sin Thau Commune, Muong Nhe District, Dien Bien Province. (Photo: VNA)
Ha Nhi ethnics in Dien Bien celebrate traditional new year
Ha Nhi girls play folk games in Ta Mieu Village (Photo: VNA)

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Early New Year celebrations of Ha Nhi ethnic people in northern Vietnam

Early New Year celebrations of Ha Nhi ethnic people in northern Vietnam

Living in the northern mountainous region, the Ha Nhi celebrate their Tet (New Year) festival more than two months earlier than the Kinh, the largest ethnic group in Vietnam. Let’s find out the distinctiveness in their Tet celebrations.

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