Hmong courting dance
Explore #2 on Monday, April 27, 2009
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During the outdoor New Year ceremonies, there are sport competition, fun activities and dancing. All Hmong are dressed with new clothing, the women worked hard to complete and are the pride of every women. The other important activity is for young people to find partners to start a family.
This was taken 2 years ago in Sinh Chai village… and hopefully they will hold some this year as well, though it’s been fogy and raining for over a week now. Today was day 6 of the 9 days celebration.
The Black Hmong are the largest minority in the Sapa region, accounting for about 50% of the population of about 50,000.
Pls. note that I’m not much on line and Internet connection is slow and under the weather here. Wanted to post this earlier but Internet was out for most of the day. As I promised last time, I will catch up when I’m back. Thanks.