Nao Cong Festival in Sapa – Sapa Travel is a convergence destination of many different ethnic groups. This place is not only a destination for many beautiful natural scenery but also a place where there are many beautiful girls, unique festivals and brilliant colors.
Before the 1950s, Ta Van had a three-compartment temple which is located by the suspension bridge across to Ta Van Giay village. This temple has become the place for celebrating the Nao Cong Festival of people in Muong Hoa Valley. Annually, in June of lunar calendar (often the date represents the dragon), ethnic groups of the H’mong, Dao, Giay in Muong Hoa gather together to the Temple to join in the Nao Cong Festival. Each family assigns a representative, can be man, woman of young or old age to take part in the festival. The festival consists of three main parts: the god worship ritual, announcement of general regulations of the regions and the last one is dining party. Offering sacrifices are black buffaloes, black pigs and poultry donated by villages. Ta Van Giay Village is also responsible for the preparation of gold incense, bowl offerings. The ceremony is the Shaman of the Giay in Ta Van. The shaman dressed long shirt, formal pants read the worship of the gods. The content of the offering is to invite the gods to attend the ceremony, may the god bless the prosperous, the season.
Meaning of Nao Cong Festival:
Nao Cong festival is organized by 3 ethnic groups in Sapa, especially Giay people. Nao Cong Festival has a new meaning is the demand for rain, wind, bumper harvests, good life.
At present, Nao Cong Festival in Ta Van Sapa has become a unique beauty, leaving a bold mark on the tour of visitors. If you come to Sapa – Lao Cai on the occasion of the festival, do not miss the appointment with this unique festival.