Time: The thin day of the first lunar
Place: Ta Van Commune, Sa Pa District, Lao Cai Province.
Objects of worship: The Heaven, the Earth, the God of rice.
Characteristics: Praying for good crop festival.
Every year, on the thin day of the first lunar month, the Giay in Sa Pa organize
their special festival. The worship ceremony is held at ngo hours (12 o'clock at
midnoon). The sorcerer wears blue dress, offer sacrifices to Heaven, Earth, God
of rice, pray for Spirits in protecting crops, and having a good crop. After the
worshipping ceremony, villagers take part in traditional games such as
bow-shooting, cross-bow shooting, horse racing, con throwing, tug of rope, stick