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Ha Noi buffalo festival to start

Update: March, 13/2015 - 09:12

The two-day festival, organised for the second time, will see 32 buffalos aged between eight and 15, which won the competition's first round on January 17-18, fight each other. — Photo vietnamnet

HA NOI (VNS) — A buffalo fighting festival begins tomorrow at the Phuc Tho town stadium in Ha Noi's Phuc Tho District.

The two-day festival, organised for the second time, will see 32 buffalos aged between eight and 15, which won the competition's first round on January 17-18, fight each other.

The strong buffalos have all been trained to fight.

In each bout, two of the animals are led into the arena and let loose to fight until one loses and flees.

Exciting and unique, buffalo fighting festivals attracts large numbers of locals and tourists.

Among Viet Nam's biggest festivals, buffalo fighting is associated with different legends, including worship of the Water God and praying for good weather and crops.

Buffaloes plays an important role in the country's wet-rice cultivation. — VNS

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