Mu Cang Chai organises banh day pounding festival

  •  Tuesday, January 5, 2021

The first Mu Cang Chai banh day (white flat and round glutinous rice cake) pounding festival was held on January 1-3 by the People’s Committee of Mu Cang Chai district on the occasion of the New Year holiday.

Participants at the banh day pounding competition.
Participants at the banh day pounding competition.

Twenty-six teams from 13 communes in Mu Cang Chai district participated in the competition to make banh day – a cake that symbolizes love and fidelity of Mong ethnic couples. 

An art programme to welcome the new year was also held within the festival that featured various performances praising the country, President Ho Chi Minh, and the beauty of Mu Cang Chai mountainous district.

Local students join khen and scarf dancing competitions.  

The event drew swarms of locals and visitors, who later joined campfire activity and khen dancing.

An array of folk games were organised during the festival such as nem pao (ball throwing), day gay (stick pushing), ban no (cross bow), and di ca kheo (stilt walking).

In the framework of a programme to welcome the Lunar New Year 2021 which takes place from February 6-16, Mu Cang Chai district will organise various activities to popularise Mong ethnic people’s culture.

Particularly, the art programme "Mu Cang Chai spring colour”, which will be held at 8pm on February 6, is expected to create a fascinating experience for visitors.

Bui Minh

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