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Khau Vai Love Market recognized as national intangible cultural heritage

by VOV06 July 2021 Last updated at 13:00 PM

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has officially recognised the Social Practices and Beliefs of Phong Luu Khau Vai Market (Khau Vai Love Market) in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang as a national intangible cultural heritage.

The 100-year-old market based in Khau Vai commune of Meo Vac district is a famous event which is held once every year.

Both men and women don their most beautiful outfits and head to Khau Vai market on the 27th day of the third lunar month annually.

The market serves as a place for locals to find lovers, give ex-lovers the chance to meet each other again, and offer traders the opportunity to exchange agricultural products.

In recent years the three-day market has held a diverse range of activities, including performances of folk songs and dances from various ethnic groups, in addition to traditional games.

Tourists also have the opportunity to sample a number of local specialties and to try wearing costumes of ethnic people.

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