Muong Thanh New Year Festival reflects beauty of Northwest region

March 12, 2021 | 13:00
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On the first days of March, when Ban or Bauhinia flowers, icons of the northwest region, are in full bloom all across the mountains and forests of northwestern Vietnam, people are reminded of the pure and faithful love story of Ban and Khum.
muong thanh new year festival reflects beauty of northwest region
Muong Thanh New Year Festival reflects the beauty of the northwest region

Since ancient times, flowers have been associated with the people and nature of the Dien Bien region. The white Ban flower is a symbol of good things in life and of aspiration, resilience, as well as nobility, sincerity, and warm love among the northwestern people.

It is a symbol of the fidelity of love between couples, with its pristine white colour being a testament to the purity and chastity of Thai girls.

When the flower is in full bloom, Muong Thanh Group’s staff across the country are excited to join the special private New Year Festival, which is organised on every March 12.

muong thanh new year festival reflects beauty of northwest region
Folk games at the festival

Arriving to the Muong Thanh hospital system on this special occation, tourists will have the opportunity to join in the cultural and artistic activities carrying the unique cultural identity of the northwest highlands, featuring group activities and take part in the folk games of Thai and Muong ethnic groups such as walking on stilts, crossbow shooting, and tug of war.

Besides, tourists should not miss the special activities like stick pushing, ‘Con’ (cloth ball) throwing in the company of local boys and girls in the colourful and traditional clothes of Thai people.

The essence of northwestern cuisine

muong thanh new year festival reflects beauty of northwest region
Specialities for a Muong Thanh New Year party

During the New Year Festival, meals in the Muong Thanh Group system are arranged in a mouthwatering and eye-catching buquet of specialities like fried buffalo, bird sticky rice, Pa Pinh Top (grilled fish), pork-cider stew, and five-colour sticky rice.

Muong Thanh Group is deeply committed to the people and culture of the land of Dien Bien and Northwest Vietnam, its land of origin. Consistently striving to preserve the national culture and the brand identity, Muong Thanh Hotel Group hopes to bring each customer the "Pure Vietnamese" experience everywhere across the country.

By Nhat Ha

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