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Pink grass festival to be celebrated in Lâm Đồng

Update: November, 11/2019 - 14:32


Pink grass hills in Lâm Đồng Province have attracted many tourists who come to take photos when the grass is in full blossom. — Photo

LÂM ĐỒNG —The pink grass in the area surrounding Dankia-Suối Vàng Lake in Lạc Dương District, Đà Lạt City in the central province of Lâm Đồng is in full blossom at the end of November, marking the beginning of a festival in the province.

Celebrated from November 16-30, the Langbiang Pink Grass Festival 2019 will feature a variety of exciting activities like horse racing without saddles – a traditional sport of the K’Ho ethnic people, photo contests, gong performance and traditional games of the local ethnic minorities.

Particularly, this is the first time that the traditional wedding ceremonies of K’Ho ethnic people in the area will be revived via the notes and memories of the village patriarchs and artisans from Đưng K’Si Village, Đạ Chais Commune.

According to Cil Poh, the vice chairman of Lạc Dương Commune’s People’s Committee, K’Ho people follow matriarchy, meaning that K’Ho woman will “catch” her own husband and the men must live with their wives’ family.

The traditional wedding ceremonies of K’Ho people will take place in Đưng K’Si, an ancient village located by the foot of Bidoup - Núi Bà, the highest mountain in the south of the Central Highlands.

According the organisation board, Langbiang Pink Grass Festival 2019 is a typical cultural activity oriented towards the 8th Đà Lạt Flower Festival that will be held in Đà Lạt City at the end of this year.

It is also aimed to enhance the attractiveness of pink grass hills in Lạc Dương Commune among tourists and promote the upcoming launch of the construction of the Đan Kia – Suối Vàng National Tourism Site by 2030.

Pink grass is a wild plant. It is common in forest areas, especially those with pine trees. When the plant is in full blossom in early winter, it carpets the whole area with tiny flowers which bloom into a collection of soft pink snowflakes.

The stunning view of a natural wonderland in Việt Nam makes it a magnet to many photographers and tourists to Lang Biang Mountain in Lâm Đồng Province to capture such special moments of the year. — VNS

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