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    Rain Festival of the Thai in Mai Chau

    In May, if you don’t know where to go, you could refer Mai Chau tour from Hanoi. Because this time, ethnic people in Mai Chau held a rain praying festival on the moonlit night.

    The praying for rain festival also called Xen Xo Phon festival is a traditional festival of Thai people in Mai Chau. It brings the special value of ethnic minority.

    Rain Festival of the Thai in Mai Chau
    Photo by english.vietnamnet.vn

    This festival held in Mai Chau district, Hoa Binh province. The origin of the festival is to protect field, to have high yield and bumper harvests. From the past, there is a story, One year there are many pests which destroy  crops. After the villagers make offerings, there are flocks of birds swooping down the fields, making the rice clean . Since then, people believe in the festival of the season so the annual festival held in May calendar.

    This festival will be organized in a red halo around moon night. Local people will go to all houses in the village and sing to pray for rain and they also bring the torch and go around the village.

    In this occasion, nearly all activities of Thai people are aimed to praying for rain. At this time, all girls and boys in the village also do not think to sing for love. They only sing the songs related to harvests. The voices are clear, deep and warm, sonorous to each mountain.

    Mainly, the young people focus to burn torch and sing together, the old and middle-aged people will be home to welcome the singing for rain groups. Although being very crowed, the festival occurs succinctly and this scene makes the tourists seeing it feel very exciting.. 

    Mai Chau tourism at this time, you not only join the unique and attractive rain festival, but also attend enjoy the fresh air, beautiful scenery in here.
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