The fire dancing ceremony of the Red Dao is an ancient custom in which supernatural power seems to strengthen the dancers, giving them strength and courage to dance on burning coal in bare feet. It is an essential element in the Red Dao community. Locals have recreated the iconic ritual for visitors on the occasion of Tuyen Quang’s Culture, Sports and Tourism Day.

There are currently over 90,000 Red Dao people living and working in Tuyen Quang. The fire dancing tradition holds important cultural and spiritual values for them and is poised to become one of the main attractions for domestic and foreign visitors to Tuyen Quang province./.