Bauhinia Flower Festival opens in Son La

Monday, 2014-04-07 13:26:04
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A Xoe folk dance of the Thai people in To Hieu ward in Son La city
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Nhan Dan Online – The Ban (Bauhinia) Flower Festival has opened in Son La city, the capital of northern mountainous province of Son La, during the full bloom of ban flowers across the region, with various traditional festivities of the Thai people in the locality.

The event, held for the first time in Son La city, aims to promote the landscape and cultural values of Son La city to domestic and international friends.

This year’s festival features a range of traditional cultural activities and folk games, including a culinary competition, fishing contest, cockfighting, walking on stilts, tug of war, and nem con (throwing cloth balls).

A beauty contest and a mass xoe dance performance also took place.

The festival will be held annually starting this year.

Locals enjoy folk games.

Thai people making their traditional dishes