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Preserving the beauty of Cao Lan culture

Monday, 2018-03-05 09:15:37
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Ceremony of praying for crops of Cao Lan people in Ngoc Tan village, Ngoc Quan commune.

PTO- Doan Hung district is the home of over 3,000 Cao Lan ethnic people, living in the communes of Tay Coc, Yen Kien, Hung Long, Van Don, Minh Phu and Ngoc Tan village in Ngoc Quan commune – the most crowed place.

From the center of Ngoc Quan commune, the concrete road led us to Ngoc Tan village - home of 179 households, over 80% of which is Cao Lan ethnic people. According to the elderly people in the village, Cao Lan people settled here long time ago, mainly making a living by agricultural production including producing rice crops and raising livestock and poultry. Cao Lan people have many relatives, each of them worships one god. The man plays an important role in the family. The spiritual life of Cao Lan people is quite rich with many annual festivals. The biggest one is "Sinh Than" festival (i.e. the birthday of the village) on the first and the second day of the lunar February at the yard of common house to honor the great merit of the great heros who fought against invaders and established the village, as well as praying for good weather and a bumper crops. In addition of ceremony, the festival with folk games of Cao Lan people were also held.

At present, Cao Lan people in Ngoc Tan village still preserve many legends, poetries, Sinh singing, Veo singing and folk dancing along with musical instruments through generations.

Mai Phuong