People in Tam Duong (Lai Chau) celebrate National Day

For many years, on the occasion of National Day (September 2), local people in Tam Duong district, in the mountainous northern province of Lai Chau, and neighbouring areas have immersed themselves in the indigenous cultural and artistic space imbued with the identities of the local ethnic minorities. National Day celebrations in Tam Duong have very much become a common festive day for the local people to meet, exchange and enjoy entertainment.

For many years, on the occasion of National Day (September 2), local people in Tam Duong district, in the mountainous northern province of Lai Chau, and neighbouring areas have immersed themselves in the indigenous cultural and artistic space imbued with the identities of the local ethnic minorities. National Day celebrations in Tam Duong have very much become a common festive day for the local people to meet, exchange and enjoy entertainment.

Welcoming National Day this year, since late August there have been various cultural and entertainment activities in Tam Duong, with exhibitions introducing traditional cultural spaces, customs and folk games of different ethnic groups, as well as traditional culinary competitions and Tam Duong Tea tasting.

Among the activities in celebration of this year's National Day, the Tam Duong people and visitors have also had the chance to experience a community-based tourism model of Si Thau Chai hamlet in Ho Thau commune, in addition to joining a unique paragliding performance.

People in Tam Duong (Lai Chau) celebrate National Day

“Banh day” (round glutinous rice cake) being made by the Mong ethnic community, a traditional activity to welcome National Day.

People in Tam Duong (Lai Chau) celebrate National Day

Other ethnic groups also demonstrate their talent in making traditional dishes.

People in Tam Duong (Lai Chau) celebrate National Day

Giay people play their traditional musical instruments in a cultural space imbued with their typical ethnic characteristics.

People in Tam Duong (Lai Chau) celebrate National Day

National Day celebration offers an opportunity for people to meet, exchange and play traditional folk games.

People in Tam Duong (Lai Chau) celebrate National Day

Dao men re-enact their unique, sacred fire-dancing ceremony.

People in Tam Duong (Lai Chau) celebrate National Day

The fire-dance aims to drive away evil spirits and pray for good health.

People in Tam Duong (Lai Chau) celebrate National Day

Tea harvesting contest, honouring the value of labour.

People in Tam Duong (Lai Chau) celebrate National Day

Tam Duong is well-known for its Tam Duong Tea.

People in Tam Duong (Lai Chau) celebrate National Day

The beauty of Si Thau Chai.

People in Tam Duong (Lai Chau) celebrate National Day

Locals enjoying unique paragliding performances.

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