Ban Phu Citadel (Hoang Cong Chat Temple) Festival

24/05/2015

 

On 24-25th day of the 2nd Lunar Month.

 

The Ban Phu Citadel Festival is held in worship of Hoang Cong Chat, leader of the peasants’ movement who led a war of resistance to protect Muong Then – Dien Bien from the occupation of the Phe enemy in the 18th century. The festival features a palanquin procession, incense offering, folk games such as Pick up the Fairy Peaches, co phat board game, pole pushing and a crossbow contest. Other activities such as rituals, locally made food and drinks, singing and dancing also take place.