Ly Quoc Thang homestay - Nam Dam Village, Quan Ba District, Ha Giang Province. Dao ethnic family
The fire dance is held in the end of the year and early spring. For the red Dao people, fire is not only the image of cozy and the success harvest but also the prayer ceremony for avoiding demons and diseases.
Considered to be the most important of the traditional dances, the dance performed as part of the Cap Sac (coming-of-age) ceremony is richly layered.
The Dao is called by different names such as, Kem Mien, Ku Mien, Man, etc. “Le Cap Sac” of Dao people in Quan Ba is one of the festival reflecting clearly the cultural features of this ethnic minority. “le Cap Sac” is nescessary for the men of Dao ethnic group. It is similar to thanh dinh ceremony of the Mong people which marks the maturity of a man in a family.
Hà Giang has many cultural festivals due to the presence of more than 20 ethnic minority groups. Many of these groups are noted for their artistic abilities, especially their weaving and hand-made textile products. The Spring Festival is celebrated by the H'Mông and Dao people, usually shortly after the Lunar New Year and lasts between three and seven days. The people celebrate with singing and feasting and drinking alcohol.