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Lahu New Year

The Lahu tribe, celebrate their Lahu New Year for around four days between March and April. This is divided into the Male and Female New Year. The Lahu New Year first day is dedicated to a ceremony of worshipping ancestors, the second day brings families together, where they distribute a dessert made of steam sticky rice mixed with sesame to every house in the village.

Then they celebrate the New Year’s Day by dancing and having fun. A special dessert made by pork is a very unique delicacy during this time. The day comes to a close with them enjoying, drinking and dancing together.