As usual, on the 4th of January, at Tan Trao Historic, Cultural and Ecological Site, Son Duong district bustled with tourists. Here, the annual festival of Cau Cau, also known as Dinh Tan Trao festival, a traditional festival of the Tay ethnic people in Tan Trao commune.
This is a seasonal festival of the old Kim Long village, now performed by three villages including Tan Lap, Lung Bung and Mo Che, bearing traditional rituals of the Tay ethnic people in Tan Trao commune, Son Duong district. Each person has a unique feeling, but clearly on all eyes, a smile is joy and happiness. Coming to the seasonal festival on the fourth day of the Lunar New Year, visitors from all over the region not only know Tan Trao with revolutionary traditions but also know the land with the richness in traditional cultural life that people keep from How much this life.
Tan Trao Dinh Cau Festival is held with 2 parts, part ceremony and part festival. The ceremony was solemnly and respectfully held at Dinh Tan Trao, the temple was associated with the historical mark, with the entire Vietnamese nation and attached to the lives of people of all ethnic groups in Tan Trao commune. At Dinh Tan Trao, on August 16 and 17, 1945, the National Assembly convened a meeting to approve the Command of the Uprising to seize power and 10 major policies of the Viet Minh, electing the Committee for National Liberation of Vietnam, or The interim government is headed by comrade Ho Chi Minh. The Congress voted the iron will and determination to win national independence of the people of the country.
The ceremony is performed on a large scale and solemnly following the steps of carrying the tray to the family and offering incense. 8 tray of 8 healthy boys carried to the family to celebrate. After the ceremonies were carried to the communal house, the drum and gong sound rang out, tourists from everywhere and the people of three villages offered incense to express their gratitude to the village tutelary god and the eight great kings and pray for good rain and wind. harmony, bumper crops, peaceful home, happy, healthy people.
Coming to the festival, visitors can also participate in cultural, arts and sports activities bearing the traditional cultural identity, which have been preserved by people here for many generations. In the bustling atmosphere of the festival, everyone has a unique feeling, but it is evident in every eye, smile is joy and happiness.
After the ceremony at Dinh Tan Trao is the procession of the procession of Thanh Hoang village from Dinh Tan Trao to Tan Trao Square to hold the festival. The folk games in the festival always attract a large number of visitors and people to join. The festival was organized with many folk games imbued with the cultural identity of the Tay people, which attracted the participation of tourists from near and far. Games caught in jars, harrowing, transplanting, rainbow climbing, canoeing, swinging, tugging and then singing songs, singing cajoling love of couples, praising the Party, Uncle Ho has created excitement for the festival. The game of catching the zest in a jar made by a couple of men and women and offering a pair of catches at the village's palanquin. Games that recreate scenes of farmers' activities such as plowing, catching shrimp and fish, selling herbal medicines, geckos calling for rain, etc. have shown people's aspirations and deeply humanistic education. . The seasonal festival has been maintained for many years, even though each place, each area of the festival has its own unique characteristics but always bears the identity and diversity, richness in the form of activities. End of the festival, visitors leave and the song then, singing full of love still followed in the footsteps of travelers from near and far.
Coming to Dinh Trao season festival, visitors are returning to the sacred roots, returning to the linguistic environment and folklore activities bearing bold traditions in each costume, folk songs and in every folk game, get together, exchange and get into the harmony and atmosphere of heaven and earth. Folk games in the festival show the beauty of the soul, rich in nature, in association with the long-standing cultural practices of the nations. The festival has become ingrained in every people's consciousness and became a festival of ethnic minorities in the province. The unique culture of ethnic minorities vividly expressed in each festival has contributed to enriching the cultural treasure of Vietnamese ethnic groups.