Hill Tribes

Lahu Tribes

Lahu Tribes

The Lahu tribes originally come from Tibet and the southwest of China. For the next 100 years, they lived in the south of China and northeast of Myanmar after migration. Later, they migrated to provinces like Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Mae Hong Son, Tak, and Kampaengphet provinces of Northern Thailand. Hunting is one the Lahu …

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Hmong Tribes

Originally from Tibet and Mongolia, the Hmong Tribes migrated to China and resided there for several centuries. In 1857, Hmong Tribes move to Thailand and have been residing among the mountains of Chiang Rai, Payao, Nan, Chiang Mai, Mae Hong Son, Phrae, Lampang, Kampaengphet, Loei, Phitsanulok, Petchaboon, Sukhothai, and Tak provinces ever since. Hmong tribes …

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Karen Tribes

Karen tribes, located in the hill tribes in Mae Hong Son province is one of the largest in the area. They are located in all of the districts as the western territory of Mae Hong Son area borders the Kaya State of Myanmar. They migrated to the Northern Thailand, and have been living here for …

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Lawa Tribes

The Lawa tribes are the first along the Ping River. They built their villages in Chiang Mai and Mae Hong Son. The stay at both high altitudes and valleys and each village consist of around twenty to a hundred families. The Lawa tribes build their houses at a high platform and they are typically made …

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Hmong New Year

The Hmong New Year begins after the harvest season in December. They kill pigs as an offering to their ancestors and household spirits on the first day followed by a visit to cousins and party for a few days. The crops and its health is enthusiastically celebrated during this time.

Lisu New Year

The Lisu celebrate their Lisu New Year along with the Chinese and it is called Gin Waw. They celebrate New Year by distilling corn-spirit, making their typical dessert and preparing to kill the pigs for use in the ceremony along with cooking some food to welcome Lisu New Year. The men in each family decorate …

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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 …

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Karen New Year

The Karen New Year is celebrated generally in February before growing rice. The time to celebrate Karen New Year is decided by the village witch doctor. The tradition usually involves the village sorcerer binding every villager’s wrist with a sacred thread, while the head of each family brings their own spirit as an offering. The …

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