Ha Giang Provincial People’s Committee held the opening ceremony of Phong Luu Khau Vai Market and received the certificate of recognition of the National Intangible Cultural Heritage of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism at 8 pm on April 26.
The event is within the framework of the Phong Luu Khau Vai Market Festival in 2022, organized by the Ha Giang Provincial People’s Committee from April 25 to 27 in Khau Vai Commune, Meo Vac District.
According to information from the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Ha Giang province, this belief is recognized as a national intangible cultural heritage because it ensures representativeness and shows the identity of the community and locality. . Accordingly, the Phong Luu Khau Vai market is not a place to trade and trade in agricultural products or necessities, but a place for sentiments, cultural activities and folk beliefs.
The preparations for the Opening Ceremony of Phong Luu Khau Vai Market Festival 2022 and receiving the certificate of recognition of the National Intangible Cultural Heritage are gradually being completed. Photo: Phan Anh
In addition, the Phong Luu Khau Vai market reflects the cultural diversity and creativity of people, inherited through many generations, with a history of more than 100 years. This market is also considered to be resilient and long-lasting.
Visitors to the festival will enjoy the excitement and excitement of the boys and girls in the dating age. Besides, the beauty of the Nung, Giay girls… when wearing the unique costumes of their ethnic groups is also the attraction of the festival.
Tourists coming to Phong Luu Khau Vai Market 2022 will also be able to experience and discover special activities such as: Incense offering ceremony, marriage ceremony, and peace ceremony at Ong and Ba shrines.
Boys and girls of the Giay and Nung ethnic groups participate in the festival. Photo: Phan Anh
The traditional cultural and folk music performances of the people here such as: singing folk songs of the Nung and Giay ethnic groups; Bronze drum dance, hat dance, towel dance, sword dance of the Giay ethnic group… are expected to bring a special experience to visitors coming here.
A representative of the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Ha Giang province also said that this is a cultural and tourist activity that creates a highlight to promote tourism and attract tourists to Ha Giang, in order to implement solutions. recovering the tourism industry after the Covid-19 epidemic situation is under control in the province as well as across the country.
Children also come to Phong Luu Khau Vai Market to respond to the bustling atmosphere. Photo: Photo Library of the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Ha Giang province
Besides, at the festival, visitors can also experience the field of buckwheat flowers, imitation star flowers, love bridge at Me Cung Da (Ku Vai village, Khau Vai commune, Meo Vac district); learn the unique features of the Mong ethnic minority community cultural tourism village in Pa Vi Ha village; conquer the cliffs walking route, experience the feeling of adventure on the legendary Happiness road, cruise on Nho Que lake to see Tu San – Ma Pi Leng gorge…
Phong Luu Khau Vai Market is located in Khau Vai village, Khau Vai commune, Ha Giang province, 180 km from Ha Giang town, at the end of the pass road. Each year, the market only meets once on the 27th day of the third lunar month. According to legend, in the past, in the Khau Vai commune, there was Chang Ba and Nang Ut fell in love but could not get together because a Nung man could not marry a Giay girl. They decided to leave the village, and escape to Cloud Pass to meet, but due to the villagers’ reaction, the two had to return. Although they cannot become husband and wife, they swear that every year on the 27th day of the third lunar month, they will meet on Cloud Pass to review their old feelings.
According to the custom of the people here, on the day and night of Phong Luu Khau Vai Market, husband and wife must not be jealous, each person has the right to find his old love again. The husband lights a stick of incense at Ba’s shrine in to hope that she can find her ex-lover; The wife lit a candle on Ong’s shrine, praying for him to find his old lover. Couples of boys and girls come together to sit at the foot of a tree, a rock, invite each other to a cup of wine, sing love songs, mixed with leaf trumpets, flute sounds, laughter, murmuring voices… creating a space of love and joy.
Currently, due to the combination of cultural activities and local cultural promotion, the market usually lasts about 3 days. The main market still takes place on the 27th day of the third lunar month and operates to ensure respect for traditional values.
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