According to Mong ethnic people, in any village of Na Hao commune, there is also a sacred forest for worshipping the God of forests, which is ussually located in the most beautiful terrain of that village.
The festival derived from the worship of the God of forests is annually held on the last day of the first lunar month, and aims to pray for good weather, prosperous crops, and happy life.
The festival’s worship including a three-day ban on forest means that locals do not go into the forest to cut trees or bring green leaves home or dig tubers and break bamboo shoots during three days of the festival.
The event also features sport activities and art performances according to the tradition of local Mong people.
Locals in Na Hau commune make procession of offerings to the forest
Worship offerings include a pair of rooster and hen, a black pig, sticky rice, incense, and votive papers, etc.
Rituals of worshiping take place at the gate of the forest, under an old tilapia tree
Local shaman performs final preparations for worshiping the God of forest
Performing worshipping rituals