The dance is held on the 10th and 12 th of the second lunar month in Xuan Pha village, Xuan Truong commune, Tho Xuan district. It illustrates five neighbouring countries which sent congratulatory messengers to King Le Thai To after his victory over Chinese Ming invaders in the 15th century.
In the performance, dancers wear masks and make-up to make them unrecognisable.
The dance was based on the ceremonial music of the dynasty and then was simplified into communal and village ritual music.
The performance features local uniqueness, diverse culture and creativity. It is also inherited and protected by the local community.