New Year customs of Red Dao ethnic people in Yen Bai province hinh anh 1

Shaman performs a ritual to invite house owners’ spirits of ancestors to celebrate Tet festival with the whole family (Photo: VNA)

New Year customs of Red Dao ethnic people in Yen Bai province hinh anh 2

Dao girl dresses up for Tet festival(Photo: VNA)

New Year customs of Red Dao ethnic people in Yen Bai province hinh anh 3

Family members help each other wear their traditional costumes before visiting relatives and friends during Tet (Photo: VNA)

New Year customs of Red Dao ethnic people in Yen Bai province hinh anh 4

Dao people often spend the first day of a lunar year visiting relatives and friends (Photo: VNA)

New Year customs of Red Dao ethnic people in Yen Bai province hinh anh 5

Rituals for Tet celebration starts on the 25th day of the twelfth lunar month (Photo: VNA)

 
New Year customs of Red Dao ethnic people in Yen Bai province hinh anh 6

Unique ‘chung gu’ cake is an indispensable dish in Dao ethnic people’s offering trays during Tet (Photo: VNA)

New Year customs of Red Dao ethnic people in Yen Bai province hinh anh 7

Dao women often wake up early to prepare offering trays for Tet (Photo: VNA)

New Year customs of Red Dao ethnic people in Yen Bai province hinh anh 8

Making ‘chung gu’ cakes are often assigned to women in the house (Photo: VNA)

New Year customs of Red Dao ethnic people in Yen Bai province hinh anh 9

Instead of buying ready votive papers, Dao people often makes their own papers to offer to ancestors (Photo: VNA)