Impression in Het Cha Festival Of Thai people in Dong Sang commune – Moc Chau district

Sunday - 01/11/2015 20:48
Het Cha Festival is prepared carefully, occurs in accordance with sanctuary ceremony and high educational value organized annually which is looked by numerous domestic and foreign tourists to visit, study, experience and remain unforgettable impression in the Northwest Travel.
           Het Cha Festival is organized yearly on Mar 26th following the solar calendar in Ang village, Dong Sang commune, Moc Chau district; When the weather is spring, Ban and Ma flower bloom throughout the jungle. The festival is held to give thanks witchdoctors who cure villagers, thanks heaven and earth, ancestor, river god, spring god and land god who help good weather, abundant crops and people’s happy and well lives.
            People in the village spend 3-5 days to prepare the Festival. It is very important to se-lect Neu tree, the tree is made by bamboo not higher than 3m topless, f-rom bottom to top is divided into flower multistage. On the flower tree, stick many colorful flowers, numerous species of birds, frog, shrimp, crabs, cicadas, bees, butterflies, crickets,… woven by crackers or carved by wood. In the tree bottom, place types of musical instruments such as drum, gong, flute and 01 musician to dance Tangbu (traditional dance) with a wide variety of widgets used in the festival. Master of ceremony is the good witchdoctor who has prestige, many adoptions and conditional family. The dance team in Het Cha is se-lected men and women who will perform performances around the Neu tree during the Festival.
            In contrast with the festivals taking place in Northwest; Het Cha Festival has the Ceremony and the Festival overlapping; Come to an end, the ritual part is more important, poetry and lyrics in the ritual is polished with nature sanctuary to show respect and gratitude to “the God” with meritorious to establish the village… Lyrics in the festival are funny, deep sweet with accompaniment of traditional instruments deep scholarship, melodic with rhythm. The festival has rich content, travelers can enjoy themselves in Vong xoe or Nem con game, passing Bamboo Bridge and walking on stilts… It is interesting for guests loving the cuisine to enjoy in food processing crews in which ingredients grown at home and gathered in nature; Through skillful hands of artists typical dishes of the Northwest are displayed stunning with own style. Surely any guest coming to Het Cha Festival is spectacular with unique ethnic cuisine.
          Het Cha Festival is prepared carefully, occurs in accordance with sanctuary ceremony and high educational value organized annually which is looked by numerous domestic and foreign tourists to visit, study, experience and remain unforgettable impression in the Northwest Travel.
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Author: Phạm Thị Tân Thu

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