(TITC) - Tugging is a longstanding and popular form of community activity in rice farming cultures in East Asia and Southeast Asia, typically the Republic of Korea, Cambodia, Philippines and Viet Nam.
The Yen Tu festival which is annually held from the 10th day of the first lunar month to the end of the third lunar month in Uong Bi City in the northern province of Quang Ninh is one of the most anticipated festivals of the year, attracting thousands of pilgrims and visitors nationwide.
Passing down through generations and continued with equal enthusiasm today, “Xong dat” (first footing), a Tet tradition in Viet Nam, has always been associated with hopes for a fruitful year ahead.
Yen Tu Festival, which is held at the Yen Tu historical relic and landscape area, northern Quang Ninh province, from the tenth day of the Lunar New Year through the end of the third lunar month, has become a big spring festival for Buddhists and tourists nationwide.
As an important occasion for the Dao Do (red Dao) ethnic community in the northern province of Yen Bai, the harvest festival has been preserved for hundreds of years.
Dong Ho folk paintings are printed from woodblocks and created by Dong Ho villagers in Bac Ninh province.
Then singing, also called Lau Then, is a traditional kind of ritual singing of the Nung. Then singing reflects the Nung’s religious life as well as their cultural values.
The Ha Nhi have many important ceremonies each year including the Lunar New Year festival, forest worship, and crop blessing rite.
The Khmer have developed many dances for different occasions which reflect their creativity, aesthetic sense, and cultural and social values.
Con ball throwing is a popular folk game many the ethnic Thai ethnic minority people in Viet Nam’s northwestern region. While playing the games, Thai girls and boys have a chance to find their partners and express their love.
The clothing of the Khmer in southern Viet Nam is unlike the costumes of other ethnic groups.
Every spring, ethnic minority groups excitedly celebrate festivals and participate in folk games. Tug-of-war is among the folk games attracting numerous participants and crowds of supporters.