This is the first time such a festival has been held in winter as opposed to a similar one in spring or summer. In the photo is a performance of the Nung ethnic people.
Bac Ha Plateau is a tourist destination in Lao Cai province which is home to various groups of ethnic people. The festival aims to revitalize the local tourism industry which was badly affected by the COVID-19 outbreak in the country. In the photo is Xoe dancing of local ethnic people.
The Festival features various events, including a horse racing contest, a culinary contest, a panpipe dance contest, and tours of major attractions in the locality. In the photo, local residents reenact a bride procession ceremony of the Phu La ethnic people.
Mong ethnic people perform Khen (panpipe) dance.
Horse racing is an indispensable game of local people during the festival.
The competition is often exciting as it is loudly supported by spectators.
The festival offers the chance for local people to introduce their specialties.
People living in the highlands plant a variety of rice which cannot be found elsewhere in the country.
Dao ethnic people are known nationwide for processing dried medicinal plants for bathing.
Local people are also good at jewelry processing and brocade weaving.