Khau Vai love market culture-tourism week opens

The 2013 KhaKhau Vai love market culture-tourism week opensu Vai Love Market Culture-Tourism Week will kick off on May 4 in Meo Vac district, the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang.

The week, which is scheduled to last through May 6, features a wide variety of activities including a show of traditional costumes of the ethnic minorities living in the province, goat, cow and nightingale fighting festivals, a performance describing the rain worshipping ritual of the Lo Lo ethnic minority people, and an incense offering at the two temples in Khau Vai commune.

Other cultural activities and folk fames will also be held during the week such as the banh day (round cake) making contest of the Nung ethnic group and linen weaving competition of the Mong ethnic minority people.

The annual Khau Vai Love Market is opened for people from the ethnic minority groups in Ha Giang province to meet and exchange each other. It attracts a large number of both domestic and foreign visitors.-VNA