Experience Sapa Festivals

Experience Sapa Festivals

Coming to Sapa in Spring, travelers will have a big chance to take part in the exciting festivals, thus can learn about Sapa's culture and people.

If you are those who love exploring cultural and natural values, then Sapa is very suitable for you with unique features of mountains and ethnic people. For a full discovery of this particular region, let’s have a Sapa tour 3 days 4 nights.

You can also join Sapa Vietnam trekking tours, which will lead you to the deepest inserts of the natural picture here. In the article, we’ll show you the most colorful and typical festivals in Sapa which reflect most clearly the life of people here.

Spring Festival

If travelers take a Sapa tour in spring, they will have a chance to take part in the biggest celebration of the year on this highlands town - Spring Festival. The days of the festival full of colorful traditional religious customs, such as blessing heaven for a child, fortune, or a lucky and happy life. That is also the time that mountain villagers, boys, and girls, all display their best clothes and new costumes.

Many fun contests also take place, attracting curious people to come here. The most popular ones are gun shooting, “Giao Duyen” singing style (that is, a boy and girl sing traditional love songs to express their love for each other), pan-pipe playing and dancing, kung-fu, ball throwing, and feasting, etc.

Long Tong Festival

Long Tong Festival

Long Tong Festival

It is Tay people' festival in Ban Ho village, where is one of the highlights in Sapa. If tourist book Sapa tours on this occasion, they will join in many funny activities with local people. Long Tong Festival reflects the desire to have good crops, health, as well as having more children and grandchildren.

The ceremony involves solemn rituals, such as staging a procession for the Water, worshipping ceremonies to the Village Deity, the Stream Deity, the Mountain Deity, and worshipping the “con” tree.

There are many merry games such as “nem con” (a game in which boys and girls throw cloth balls), tugs-of-war, playing cockfights by banana flowers, and buffalo fights by asparagus. The young come to the festival to folk dance, sing love songs, and make friends.

Roong Pooc Festival

Roong Pooc Festival

Roong Pooc Festival

Roong Pooc is Giay people's festival, taking place in Ta Van village. The village is home of Giay people, where is one of the tourist attractions in Sapa. Coming to Ta Van on the fist of the lunar month, travelers will have a chance to take part in the festival's activities and learn about Zay people and culture.

The festival is also known as the festival of going down to the field. According to the Giay concept, this is an occasion to end a month of fun (Tet holiday).

At the same time, to start the new year of labor, in the thought of the Giay people, this is also a ceremony to worship gods to govern the area so that the gods can support the flourishing rice corn, livestock, peaceful villages, and healthy people.

Nao Cong Festival

The offerings in Nao Cong Festival

The offerings in Nao Cong Festival

Nao Cong is a featured festival of H’Mong, Giay, and Dao people at a temple in Ta Van village. The festival time is on the sixth of the lunar month. On this day, each family will send a representative regardless of the age and sex to participate.

H’Mong people call the temple "Che dang." It has 3 compartments, of which the middle worships the two mandarins of Dao and Nguyen who guided civilians and built Muong Hoa. The left worships the mountain god and Hoa river god, while the right worships the wives of the Dao and Nguyen mandarins.

The festival has 3 parts, including the ritual section, the announcement of the standard convention, and the eating part. Offerings are black buffaloes, black pigs, ducks, and chickens contributed by villagers. Nao Cong festival is for people to pray for a peaceful life and prosperous crops.

Tet Dancing Festival

Tet Dancing Festival

Tet Dancing Festival

Traveling for festivals at the beginning of the year, tourists cannot forget the "Dancing Festival" of the Dao. It is a traditional ritual with a unique dance on the occasion of Tet holiday which is only for this ethnic group.

The Dao people in many areas enjoy Tet early in December, holding a dance festival all night to show their gratitude to their ancestors and pray for good crops. It is a unique New Year festival for tourists.

That is the work of every family, but it also has the contribution of the whole village, from cooking to the rituals, so it is also considered as the New Year festival of the region. The full festival time is about 3 days 3 nights.

Attending these festivals, you surely cannot forget the unique scenery as well as exciting activities of Sapa. If you need further information about tours in Sapa, feel free to contact us or visit our website. Like and share the article if it’s helpful for you. Thank you.