Dressing up with their stunning costumes, the girls hope to introduce the unique characteristics of Mong people’s traditional dresses to event goers.
Thao Thi Soa a Mong ethnic woman said: "Today many Mong women still make their dresses by themselves instead of buying or renting them."
New Year celebration of the Mong is divided into two parts: the ritual practices and the celebrations. The Hanoi event touched on the celebration part, aiming at introducing Mong culture and bringing a festive atmosphere of a Tet holiday through their customs, folk music, and traditional games.
Tran Van Hoang a visitor said: "This is the first time I’ve joined this event. I have visited Lao Cai and Dien Bien provinces where many Mong people are living but I still find it interesting that their New Year celebration’s tradition can be found here in Hanoi."
Vang A Cu, a Mong ethnic man said the life was changing, some Mong people now celebrated Western-styled New Year, but some still maintained the traditional way of celebrating Tet festival.
The event was held by Action for H’mong Development, a group of young Mong ethnic people who are living and studying in Hanoi. It also offered a rare chance for Mong ethnic students to celebrate their Tet festival right in the capital city.