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“Maturity” ritual of Dao ethnic in Lao Cai

"Maturity" ritual of Dao ethnic in Lao Cai

VOV.VN - “Cấp sắc”, which means “maturity ritual”, is a typical cultural feature of the Dao people. They believe an adult man who has not passed a “cap sac” ritual is not acknowledged as mature and is unqualified to practice and attend hamlet rituals and works.

The Pa Then’s “Cap sac” ritual

The Pa Then’s "Cap sac" ritual

VOV.VN - The Pa Then ethnic group has about 6,000 people living in several districts of Ha Giang province. They observe many traditional festivals and ceremonies each year, including the Lunar New Year festival, the lifetime ceremony, and worship rituals relating to agriculture, such as the new rice ceremony and praying for rain.

The pomp of Lap Tinh for Dao Tien boys

The pomp of Lap Tinh for Dao Tien boys

The traditional Lap Tinh or Cap Sac ceremony of the Dao Tien ethnic minority marks the end of a boy's childhood and gives him a new name. The community recognizes a boy as mature after he has completed the ceremony.