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|The first Mu Cang Chai banh day pounding festival will be held from January 1-3, 2021|
Not only is a series of activities aimed at welcoming the new year, these programmes also introduce and promote the culture of ethnic minorities in Mu Cang Chai district, and at the same time stimulate tourism demand for this northwest land.
In order to serve tourists and local people on the occasion of the New Year holiday and to kick off a promising year of tourism, Mu Cang Chai district, Yen Bai province will organise a cultural and sporty event with bold cultural identity of local ethnic groups such as throwing, stick pushing, crossbow shooting, and making banh day.
One of the most typical activities is the banh day making festival. 26 teams from 13 communes in Mu Cang Chai district, each team consisting of six members will participate in the competition of making banh day, a kind of cake symbolising love and fidelity of couples of H'mong ethnic group – the ethnic group that accounts for the largest number and creates its own cultural characteristics of the Mu Cang Chai land.
The Mu Cang Chai banh day pounding festival will take place from the morning of January 1 to January 3, 2021 at the central stage of Mu Cang Chai district.
During the festival, a series of cultural activities are also organised at the same time such as the khen dance contest, the scarf dance of the students of the half-boarding and boarding schools; folk games; and art show, among others.
To prepare for the Lunar New Year, Mu Cang Chai district also prepares a special festival programme including a performance of ethnic musical instruments, a performance of ethnic costumes, local unique market, a performance night on Saturdays at the district centre stage from now to the end of February 15, 2021.