Sa Pa Winter Festival 2017 opens

NDO – Sa Pa Winter Festival 2017 officially opened in Sa Pa district, Lao Cai province, on December 22, as part of the activities during the 2017 National Tourism Year in Lao Cai province.


According to Tran Manh Hao, Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of Sapa district, with the theme ‘Sa Pa Snow Discovery Festival’, this year’s festival will provide domestic and international visitors with many new experiences, such as enjoying traditional music and dance performances; folk games; a recreation of a traditional wedding of the Red Dao ethnic people; a photo exhibition on Sa Pa’s snow; a display of traditional ethnic costumes, local agricultural products and cuisine; especially, there will be an artificial snow space and reindeer sleigh ride model.

The highlight of the event will be a fire dancing festival performed by the Red Dao ethnic minority group.

In addition, the district of Sapa is making preparations for a street festival with parades and performances of the traditional costumes of ethnic groups, with dragon dances on the main streets on December 31.

This is the second year that such an event has been held. The festival also contributes to introducing and promoting the tourism potential and strengths, and the beauty of the people and culture, of Sa Pa and also Lao Cai Province to both domestic and international visitors.