One of the rituals is the Forest God worshiping ceremony, which has been observed by many generations of H’mong people in northern localities.

Ha Giang travel,H’Mong people,Forest God-worshipping ceremony
Forest God worshipping ceremony of H’Mong people. 
Ha Giang travel,H’Mong people,Forest God-worshipping ceremony
On this day, each family contributes an offering to the ceremony. The offerings, arranged on a on a four-legged table, include a goat, a rooster, three pieces of tofu, and three pieces of chopped ‘chung’ cake (glutinous rice cake), along with offerings donated by descendants in the family.
Ha Giang travel,H’Mong people,Forest God-worshipping ceremony
The ceremony is conducted by a shaman who has gained the respect and confidence of the family and villagers.
Ha Giang travel,H’Mong people,Forest God-worshipping ceremony
The ceremony aims to pray for good health, prosperity, bumper crops, and green forest.
 
Ha Giang travel,H’Mong people,Forest God-worshipping ceremony
People perform with traditional instruments in a procession around the area hosting the ceremony.
Ha Giang travel,H’Mong people,Forest God-worshipping ceremony
The offerings are then shared by households of the family.
Ha Giang travel,H’Mong people,Forest God-worshipping ceremony
At the Forest God-worshipping ceremony of H’Mong people in Vi Xuyen District, Ha Giang Province.

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Costumes of Mong women in Ha Giang

Costumes of Mong women in Ha Giang

Language, writing, and costumes are important identifications to differentiate Vietnam’s ethnic groups.  

Discovering peaceful Tha Village in Ha Giang

Discovering peaceful Tha Village in Ha Giang

From the centre of Ha Giang City towards Thanh Thuy international border gate for about 5km, Tha Village in Phuong Do Commune features a traditional and pristine charm.