Cho tinh- Love festival in TayBac, Vietnam


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Cho tinh (Love market)- a love festival which shows a strong desire for love of ethnic minority people in TayBac, Vietnam

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Cho tinh- Love festival in TayBac, Vietnam

  1. 1. People and Cultures Hello everyone WELCOME TO VIETNAM ChoTinh- Love Festival in TayBac, Vietnam
  2. 2. Love Festival in TayBac We are ethnic minority people in Tay Bac, Vietnam Let us tell you about Cho Tinh, one of the most expected festivals in our home town.
  3. 3. Where is TayBac? <ul><li>TayBac- the North-West of Vietnam is a highland area which is situated at the altitude of up to 1600m above the sea level. </li></ul><ul><li>TayBac is well-known for its spectacular sceneries. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Natural beauty of TayBac TayBac comprises  high mountains, hills, valleys, jungles, plateaus, pure streams and rivers
  5. 5. Natural beauty of TayBac <ul><li>The fanciful villages of ethnic minorities on the banks of the River are gathering in a picturesque scenery. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Natural beauty of TayBac <ul><li>The green and peaceful plateaus bring a magnificent picture of natural beauty. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Natural beauty of TayBac The terraced fields make a stair to the sky
  8. 8. Natural beauty of TayBac
  9. 9. TayBac’s Attractions The weather is cool and mostly foggy all the year round, making it a visionary land in between mountains. This is Sapa It flows between the ranges, make several roaring and white frothy waterfalls in the quiet forests. This is Da river.
  10. 10. The Natural Beauty of TayBac <ul><li>Tay Bac is considered the home town of Ban flowers. </li></ul><ul><li>In spring, the jungles are covered with the colour of Ban </li></ul>
  11. 11. Life in TayBac <ul><li>TayBac is also famous for the minority multicultural life of hill tribes in the mountainous area. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Life in TayBac <ul><li>Our culture is very much alive and closely interacts with the nature that surrounds us </li></ul>
  13. 13. Life in TayBac We learn the first lessons about life on mom’s back. We lead a simple life.
  14. 14. Life in TayBac <ul><li>Our life bases on the fields, the rivers and the jungles. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Life in TayBac <ul><li>Nature also challenges us a lot </li></ul><ul><li>We have to coral ridge covered stairs into fields. </li></ul>Despite of any and all difficulties surrounding us, we still lead a happy life
  16. 16. Love festival <ul><li>Look at the pink peach-blossoms which tell us spring has come! </li></ul><ul><li>We have expected to see them for a long time. </li></ul>All of us are eager to greet spring. You may wonder why so?
  17. 17. Cho tinh- Love festival <ul><li>When TayBac is covered with the pink peach blossoms </li></ul>It’s time for us to travel from near and far to the market.
  18. 18. Cho tinh- Love festival <ul><li>The picturesque mountain villages of TayBac comes alive with shoppers </li></ul>Of course, we know what we want. It’s love
  19. 19. Cho tinh- Love festival Tall or short, sweet or sultry, poor or rich, we are all on the market, looking for love.
  20. 20. Cho tinh- Love festival <ul><li>Cho Tinh means Love markets in Vietnamese. </li></ul><ul><li>They are often a not-to-be-missed social event. </li></ul>It was given that name as we make the markets a “love-blossoming” land.
  21. 21. Cho tinh- Love festival <ul><li>Cho tinh- the love market that we expect in spring is Khai Vau market in Ha Giang province </li></ul><ul><li>It takes place only once a year, on March 27 in the lunar calendar. </li></ul><ul><li>We also have other Love markets which take place in the northern mountain provinces of Lao Cai and Son La (on the first of September). </li></ul>
  22. 22. Cho tinh- Love festival <ul><li>To legend, the market’s beginnings date back to the unrequited love between a young boy and girl. </li></ul><ul><li>They met in Meo Vac, but as they were from different tribes, were forbidden to be together. </li></ul><ul><li>A bitter quarrel erupted between the tribes, and the couple was forced to end the affair. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Cho tinh- Love festival <ul><li>Unable to bear the thought of never seeing each other again, they decided to meet on the same day every year in Khau Vai. </li></ul>Today, the site of the forbidden rendezvous is home to the love market.
  24. 24. Cho tinh- Love festival <ul><li>Cho Tinh draws crowds in thousands. </li></ul><ul><li>From above, the markets look like a colourful flower garden </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>The ethnic colourful dresses make the green plateaus magnificent picture. </li></ul>Cho tinh- Love festival
  26. 26. Cho tinh- Love festival <ul><li>In TayBac, all ethnic groups are living in harmony, unity while maintaining the separated lifestyle and cultural identity. </li></ul>People of all ethnic groups go to Khau vai love market.
  27. 27. Cho tinh- Love festival <ul><li>There are virtually no dispute over land and resources, no conflicts of race, creed and ethnic groups in general. </li></ul>You can recognize us through our traditional costumes
  28. 28. Cho tinh- Love festival <ul><li>Dzao women wear elaborate headgear, either embroidered or decorated with silver coins, beads and coloured tassels. </li></ul>
  29. 29. Cho tinh- Love festival <ul><li>Costumes of Sapa Red Dzao women are considered the most beautiful groups Dzao </li></ul>
  30. 30. Cho tinh- Love festival <ul><li>The H'Mong people represent one of the largest minority cultures among the 54 minorities in Vietnam. </li></ul>
  31. 31. Cho tinh- Love festival These are h’mong people costume and ornaments
  32. 32. Cho tinh- Love festival <ul><li>The musical instruments of the Mong include various kinds of &quot; khen &quot; (pan-pipes), flute and lip organs. </li></ul><ul><li>After a hard working day and to celebrate spring, the young men and women often play &quot;khen&quot; and lip organs to express their feelings for their partners. </li></ul>
  33. 33. H’mong people <ul><li>H’mong people love the good-natured and relaxed pace of snails, so they use the symbol of the snail as a decoration. </li></ul>This is a symbol for a young couple in love! …True Snail Love!! They always want to be together, and hope that some day they will have children! This is a symbol of a single snail who can overcome any and all difficulties surrounding them . See the mountainous obstacles surrounding the snail?!
  34. 34. Cho tinh- Love festival <ul><li>Tay people settled in the fertile valley which has many fields, rivers and large streams </li></ul>
  35. 35. Cho tinh- Love festival <ul><li>The handicrafts of the Tay is a large supply to local markets such as textile fabrics, map rattan, wooden home, oil pressure, lime burning. </li></ul>
  36. 36. Cho tinh- Love festival <ul><li>Thai women wear short vests, long black skirts, scarves, and ornaments. </li></ul><ul><li>Sap, their dancing, has been loved by many people </li></ul>
  37. 37. Cho tinh- Love festival <ul><li>You can find TayBac specialties in Cho tinh. </li></ul>
  38. 38. Cho tinh- Love festival These are the handicrafts of Dzao people
  39. 39. Cho tinh- Love festival These are H’mong people dresses
  40. 40. Cho tinh- Love festival This is thang co- one of the famous food specialties.
  41. 41. Cho tinh- Love festival <ul><li>Have you ever tried drinking Sanlui or corn wine in bamboo cups? </li></ul>
  42. 42. Cho tinh- Love festival <ul><li>The day of Love Market is alive with different moods: happiness at meeting old friends, nervous as others wait to meet someone new. </li></ul>
  43. 43. Cho tinh- Love festival <ul><li>Many of love market shoppers are those who love each other very much but could not wed together because of many different reasons. </li></ul>Three hundred and sixty-five days were so long Then I see you again I am no longer young But there’s still a true love
  44. 44. Cho tinh- Love festival <ul><li>Ethnic costumes, jewelry, ethnic musical instruments, culture and art publications are on display at the market, reflecting the life of us. </li></ul>
  45. 45. Cho tinh- Love festival <ul><li>The young girls and boys use flutes, khen, songs… to attract opposite sex. </li></ul>
  46. 46. Cho tinh- Love festival <ul><li>If you see this in Cho tinh, do not suppose it a crime </li></ul><ul><li>This is wife kidnapping custom of h’mong people. </li></ul>
  47. 47. Cho tinh- Love festival <ul><li>Cho tinh is so magnificent at night </li></ul><ul><li>The night of song and dance, the performances expressing fervent wishes for eternal love. </li></ul><ul><li>Romantic melodies fill the night air. </li></ul>
  48. 48. Cho tinh- Love festival <ul><li>That first magical night, some of us are lucky enough to leave the market with our new partners and walk hand in hand through the forest. </li></ul>
  49. 49. Cho tinh- Love festival <ul><li>Look at the dance of this young boy and listen to his song </li></ul>There is one day in the year I dedicate to you I have no gold or silver Just my true love Come with me if you believe in me
  50. 50. Cho tinh- Love festival <ul><li>He keeps looking at me during the dance. </li></ul><ul><li>His music persuades me into his arms. </li></ul>Oh! how fast does my heart beat!
  51. 51. Cho tinh- Love festival <ul><li>Ban flowers seem to be more beautiful this year </li></ul>My boy picks up the most beautiful flower and put it in my hair. Do you know why?
  52. 52. Cho tinh- Love festival <ul><li>How can I say no to his passionate khen music and his desired eyes? </li></ul>The stream plays its music The water fall is as white as silver Khen music sounds beautiful Only you with me… We walk hands in hands into the forest…
  53. 53. Cho tinh- Love festival <ul><li>Different people love in different way </li></ul><ul><li>However, the true love is always the same: passionate, romantic, trustful, and so sweet. </li></ul>You also expect and dedicate for a true love, don’t you?
  54. 54. Cho tinh- Love festival Presented by Nguyen Lan Huong ( <ul><li>Pictures by </li></ul><ul><li>Minh Dien </li></ul><ul><li>Nguyen Xuan Khanh </li></ul><ul><li>Quynh Giao </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures and information from </li></ul><ul><li>Tay Bac ki su </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Ttvno </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>You tube </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Nameo 2008-02-23   </li></ul>
  55. 55. Thank you very much !