Fire Dancing Festival



The Fire Dancing Festival of the Pa Then ethnic people is held each year after harvest with the highlight of the festival being the dancing of the people on hot coals with bare feet. The ritual is undertaken as a celebration of the rice harvest but also to ask for lush crops and healthy livestock with pleantiful offspring. A person can join the dance several times, thus showing his strength, dexterity and agility, and gaining the admiration and respect of everyone.