‘Kin Pang Mot’ is an essential part of the Kin Pang Then festival, and has been recognised as a national intangible cultural heritage. The ritual involves praying for peace and prosperity for ethnic Thai people.

It is performed by the White Thai people in Muong Lay town, Dien Bien district.

‘Tang Cau’ is a ritual closely connected with Thai women’s beautiful long hair. As a tradition, when a Thai woman gets married, her hair will be tied up high above her head, and she will keep that hairstyle for the rest of her life.

The ‘Set Booc May’ festival is held to express the Thai people’s gratitude to their ancestors, who came up with the embroidery and needlework crafts and taught generations of people. Through the festival, a typical day in the life of Thai ethnic people is reenacted through rituals.

Thai people in Muong So commune, Phong Tho district, Lai Chau provine are renowned for the ‘Kin lau khau mau’ festival, which is also known as the ‘Young rice festival’. The festival is held annually to pray for favourable weather and bumper crops.

Despite being scattered across the country, Thai people in Vietnam still share a lot of traditions and customs. Through reenactments of these festivals, Thai people have proven their determination to preserve traditional values amid modern life./.