Hạn Khuống Festival
Han Khuong Festival is a cultural and traditional event of Thai ethnic group in Dien Bien.
Han Khuong Festival is usually organized after the harvest ends every November.
The festival takes place at the center of the village where young men and women set up a 1.5m stage. The stage is surrounded by fences and has only one entrance. It is the place on which men and women sing in pairs till midnight. They continue to do so next night, singing and chatting with one another.
The festival, however, has a deeper meaning; it is the chance for the bridge-to-be girls to find out more about her future husband before getting married. Thus, it is indubitably a parts of people’s youth, which leaves them with many unforgettable memories.
The 2nd month of a lunar year is always the time when the weather smiles at people in Dien Bien.
In the 3rd month of every lunar year, all villages of the Cong ethnic group become so colorful and busy.
La Hu people in Dien Bien usually celebrate the New Rice Festival in the 10th or the 11th month of a lunar year.