Fire dancing festival reenacted in Dien Bien province

November 23, 2018 | 10:48
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A fire dancing festival is reenacted in Huoi Sau village, Pa Tan commune, Nam Po district, Dien Bien province on November 21, as part of the target programme for cultural development 2018.
fire dancing festival reenacted in dien bien province
Dao ethnic people’s fire dancing festival is not only a religious ritual, but is a life lesson for them on bravery and chivalry
fire dancing festival reenacted in dien bien province
Fire dancing festival is often held from the first to the fifth days of the first lunar month each year
fire dancing festival reenacted in dien bien province
The festival gathers Dao people within the district at all ages
fire dancing festival reenacted in dien bien province
It begins with the sorcerer’s ritual
fire dancing festival reenacted in dien bien province
fire dancing festival reenacted in dien bien province
fire dancing festival reenacted in dien bien province
fire dancing festival reenacted in dien bien province
Listening to the sorcerer, these young men are poised to jump over the coal fire
fire dancing festival reenacted in dien bien province
The flame burns brightly but it does not affect the dancers on their bare feet
fire dancing festival reenacted in dien bien province
A drum with a surface made from buffalo skin is used to offer a perfect beat to encourage people to sway

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