Tran Yen district to hold seven spring festivals
- Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Tran Yen district of the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai will hold seven traditional festivals from the third to 15th day of the first lunar month in order to serve entertainment demand of the locals and visitors during the new spring.
The Long Tong (going to the field) festival will take place on February 4 at Kien Thanh commune’s stadium and Kien Lao communal house.
These days, visitors to Le Champ Tu Le Resort in Van Chan district seem to be lost in paradise with the pristine white plum blossom forest in the peak blooming season.
In early 2022, authorities of Mai Son commune of Luc Yen district decided to restore the “countryside market of Mai Son commune” with a view to preserving and developing traditional crafts, boosting the sale of local typical products, and introducing costumes, dishes, and customs of the Tay ethnic group, thereby helping uphold traditional cultural values and promote community-based tourism.
For the Thai ethnic minority group in Muong Lo, Nghia Lo town, Yen Bai province, Khen be (a raft-shaped khen) is a unique musical instrument that is indispensable in weddings, Lunar New Year (Tet) holidays, or spring festivals.
In Asian countries like Vietnam, the Lunar New Year (or Tet Nguyen Dan in Vietnamese) has been a special occasion for thousands of generations. It is a time when everyone wants to return home to welcome in the new year with their families. For foreigners in Vietnam for the first time, Tet is truly a new and intriguing experience.