Gau Tao Festival is a unique festival in the border region of Henan Province. The reason for organizing the festival is very diverse. Some families have economic conditions but have no children, little or single birth, on the occasion of the Lunar New Year, the host of the festival held the festival. Other economic families initially well-off but for many reasons should do business failure or sick descendants, pet snakes, also on the occasion of the Lunar New Year, the owner of the festival held Gau Tao.
The festival opens for one of two purposes: blessed or fateful.
Whatever the purpose of the festival, blessing or fate, the host must also rely on the master, substitute homeowners communicate with their ancestors or the land. Normally, the host will hold a festival for 3 consecutive years, each year from 3 to 5 days. If you want to combine in a year, it must last 10-12 days.
The ceremony is performed at the ancestor’s altar on the 30th day of the Lunar New Year and ends on the 3rd or 4th. The offerings on the tray are quite simple including chicken, rice, wine, incense, paper, thick cake. , Chung cake. The festival is held on the 3rd, 4th or 5th and you can join Cultural Tours – The Highlights of Traditional Values in Vietnam
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