Xoe Dancing Festival in Ta Chai

The Xoe Dancing is a festival in Ta Chai Commune, Bac Ha District. The Xoe held in the 15th day of the first lunar month, is the spring festival of the Tay to pray for good crop, full of grains and rice. The ritual is rather simple with a tray of offerrings put at the foot of a neu tree which show the sincerity of villagers to the god of farming. After the magician observes rituals, the whole of the village take part in dancing of xoe in the boisterous sounds of gong, drum with many special styles of dance such as: xoe in group, xoe in couple, xoe in four person, xoe greeting.

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