Pa Then fire dancing festival

(VOV) - A Pa Then fire dancing festival was held in the Culture-Tourism Village of Vietnamese Ethnic Groups in Hanoi from February 18-20.

The event often takes place after the last harvest of the year to dispel evil spirits and diseases. 

It involves the brave men dancing barefoot on a fire.

Vietnam has about 3,700 Pa Then people, living mainly in Tuyen Quang and Ha Giang provinces.

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A 90-minute ritual to offer boiled meat, rice and wine to gods
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Pa Then girls dancing around the fire
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Each man performing barefoot in 3-4 minutes
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A 20-year-old man showing his hands and feet unscathed
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