The Lo Lo, also called the Mun Di, Man Di, La La, O Man, or Lu Loc Man, live mainly in the northern mountain provinces of Ha Giang and Cao Bang. Although they are a small population and live among other ethnic groups, the Lo Lo have maintained their own traditions and customs.
The Tay in Lang Son are cheerfully celebrating the Lunar New Year festival, the most important event of the year. To the boisterous sounds of gongs and drums, the Tay prepare thoroughly to welcome a lion dance troupe to visit their home on the first days of the new year.
Mong ethnic people in Meo Vac district, Ha Giang province celebrate their New Year or Tet one month earlier than Lunar New Year.
Con throwing In all festivals and Tet holidays of the Thai ethnic group in Tay Bac, besides solemn rites and ceremonies, Con throwing is an indispensable folk game.
“Com dep”, flat glutinous green rice is a specialty of the Khmer in Soc Trang in general and Mekong River Delta in particular. “Com dep” is a popular dish and an indispensible offering in important religious rituals to pray to genies for favorable weather and bumper crops.