Saturday, October 22 2016


Feat of strength

Update: January, 02/2016 - 10:06

Pulling her weight: A Tay ethnic woman wears a traditional outfit during a ceremonial tug-of-war game in an emulation of the Long Tong Festival, traditionally held in the country's Northwest region to pray for a new year of bountiful harvests and happiness. Two teams, one for females and the other for males, compete in three rounds of tug-of-war. It is believed that the winning team will have a healthy, lucky and happy year ahead of them. The game is part of a New Year's event lasting until this Sunday at the Viet Nam National Villages for Ethnic Culture and Tourism in the Son Tay District of Ha Noi, to celebrate Viet Nam's numerous ethnic groups' cultural heritage. — VNS Photo Hoang Anh

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