Ban Flower Festival
The 2nd month of a lunar year is always the time when the weather smiles at people in Dien Bien.
The 2nd year of a lunar year is always the time when the weather smiles at people in Dien Bien. The sun comes back after the endless light rains of the spring, and the Ban flowers give the forests a white outfit. In this wonderful setting, Dien Bien people organize one of the most important events of the year called Ban Flower Festival.
The festival is a wonderful occasion for young Thai men and women to meet each other, dating and chatting the whole day round. The Thai man put the prettiest Ban flowers on the hairs of the girl he loves. Overwhelmed with love, the Thai girl blushes and hides herself behind the green leaves of the springs.
However, unlike many people’s belief, Ban Flower Festival is not only an occasion for young people to show their love and happiness,but also a chance for Thai people to worship and show their gratitude to their ancestors.
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