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What to do in Vietnam on the 12th of May ?

Updated: 11/5/2018 | 7:05:08 PM

Shall you be in Vietnam the 12 of May 2018, as in tomorrow, and wish to attend a special cultural and unique event, then this article is for you!

This week-end the annual love market will take place in Khâu Vai, province of Hà Giang. During this singular event, the many ethnics living in the plateau of Dông Van will gather and several activities will be organized on this occasion. However, the main event consists of the meeting of young single women and men from the different ethnics. The reason that lies behind the organization of such an event is that these ethnics tend to not meet many people outside of their community, as they live secluded. Thus, the market of love is good occasion for unmarried people to meet someone and maybe fall in love. The men and women who partake in the celebrations have to follow a singular ritual, akin to a mating parade. Indeed, the man has to play flute to the woman of his heart. If the woman takes an interest in the man trying to court her, then she will dance for him with an umbrella. If their bonding session goes well, they may leave together and conclude during the night.
Apart from the main event, you may also attend to several cultural and artistic activities, taste the local specialties or watch traditional games, such as fights between oxen or goats. The love market attracts a lot of people every year, whether they be locals or foreigners, who show curiosity and take an interest in this singular practice, as well as lovers who are eager to fall into each other’s arms again.