Then Kin Pang festival of Thai ethnic people in Lai Chau
The Then Kin Pang festival is held annually on the 9th and 10th days of the third lunar month, when thousands of people from Vietnam and overseas flock to Khong Lao commune in Phong Tho district, Lai Chau province in celebration.
It’s a traditional event of the White Thai ethnic people and features several unique and attractive activities.
The Then Kin Pang festival plays a significant role in the spiritual lives of the Thai ethnic people and is an opportunity for local people to express their wishes about a peaceful life, good health, and abundant crops, among other things.
The Then Kin Pang festival consists of two parts - an incense offering ceremony and a festive time featuring various special activities, folk games, and dances of the ethnic Thai people.
The festival contributes to boosting the spiritual lives of local people and raises the sense of responsibility among different generations in preserving and promoting Vietnam’s cultural heritage. It also offers a chance for ethnic minority groups to exchange cultures and promote the strength of the great national unity bloc./.VNA