Special maturity ritual ceremony of Dao Tien ethnic people in Cao Bang

The Dao ethnic people consider “cap sac” (maturity ritual) to be sacred and the most important ritual in the life of every man. A Dao man must perform “le cap sac” to affirm his maturity and position in his community.

The "Cap sac" ritual is divided into three levels: three lamps, seven lamps and twelve lamps, which mean the number of lamps the person passing the ritual is granted. Each level reflects a different meaning and level. Due to the complexity of the 12-lamp level ritual, not all Dao families can afford the economics to perform the ceremony.

Độc đáo lễ cấp sắc của người Dao Tiền ở Cao Bằng

The 12-lamp level ritual of Dao Tien people in Cao Bang province is held with the participation of the whole family, under the chair of the head of the family.

Độc đáo lễ cấp sắc của người Dao Tiền ở Cao Bằng

Women are also allowed to attend the ceremony.

Độc đáo lễ cấp sắc của người Dao Tiền ở Cao Bằng

Ritual is performed on the outdoor altar. The head sorcerer implementing the ritual.

Độc đáo lễ cấp sắc của người Dao Tiền ở Cao Bằng

A special ladder for ascending to the altar… steps made of crossed swords are placed diagonally across each other.

Độc đáo lễ cấp sắc của người Dao Tiền ở Cao Bằng

The seal is granted to the men in the cap sac ritual.

Độc đáo lễ cấp sắc của người Dao Tiền ở Cao Bằng

The ceremony ended with the burning of petitions to the gods about the promotion of the disciple to become a great magician.

 
Độc đáo lễ cấp sắc của người Dao Tiền ở Cao Bằng



Độc đáo lễ cấp sắc của người Dao Tiền ở Cao Bằng

Unique spiritual rituals take place on the 3rd day of the ritual.

Độc đáo lễ cấp sắc của người Dao Tiền ở Cao Bằng

The ceremony ended with the burning of petitions to the gods about the promotion of the disciple to become a great magician.

 Pham Quang Vinh

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