Bai Cai in Thach Luong village, Van Chan district, in the northern province of Yen Bai was bustling with Tet atmosphere on the 28th of the lunar December.
A path leading to the hamlet
It is not Tet but it is very special day for people in the hamlet because all the families killed pigs early in the morning to pray to the gods and dead relatives and invite them to welcome the New Year with much good luck.
Hoang Van Hao, a resident of the hamlet said his family killed a 70-kilogram pig and made more than 100 chung cakes because they had a bumper crop and raised a lot of livestock. He said he hopes his family will produce even more rice and pigs in the New Year.
Hamlet residents clean their houses to welcome the New Year
Slaughtering pigs to prepare for the New Year’s Eve party and welcome the New Year
Preparing a feast for the gods and ancestors
Medicine man prays to the Gods
Steamed sugar cane –a favourite dish of the Thai ethnic minority people during the festival
Hoang Van Hao plays a wind instrument beside the fire and tells the story of his family
Thai ethnic minority girls in traditional Spring costume.