Sapa kermis is a place where people not only trade in a variety of goods including local specialties, but also make a date and set up some new relationships. This place is one of the most attractive destinations when traveling to Sapa.

To do business

Sapa kermis is a unique economic activity which usually takes place on Sunday in the district. According to the customs of ethnic minority people, they used to open up a kermis five days per session, which was similar to one of the Plainsmen. Then, when the French came here, they made it follow the Western calendar and switched to weekends for convenience. These days, the Dao goes to kermis on Saturday night while the H’mong goes on Sunday morning. But this habit of the H’mong gradually changes by imitating the Dao. On Saturday night, they are overnight and sing together in kermis until morning. They enjoy their folk songs with the sound of harps, flutes, khèn,… When the Sunday morning comes, they go shopping and return their village. On this morning, there are a lot of products such as pharmaceutical products, valuable and rare forestry products, handicraft goods, local specialties and so on.

To do business
To do business

To join in wedlock

At every kiss, the ethnic minority people usually bring their products to trade and exchange, which can help them show off that they are hard-working people and their products were completely created by their effort in a long period. It can be also considered an occasion for women to show their excellent skills and an opportunity for men to express their talents. Therefore, it creates a chance for them to meet and establish some new relationships. In fact, there are a lot of couples who had got married and had a lot of children are deliriously happy at present thanks to the kermis.

To join in wedlock
To join in wedlock

To reunite

Kermis is a beautifully cultural activity in Sapa, where has an interference between different ethnic groups living far away from each other in high land in the North of Viet Nam. They have their own characters and customs so the kermis is a suitable place for them to congregate and exchange together. Especially, they not only sell their products and buy their essential items but also show their love and get true love from people. For this reason, the kermis looks like the traditional promise of the youth, the survival request, and the race development.

Far from their inherently natural beauty from the top of mountains, hills and terraced fields are hidden in thick fog, Sapa is also attractive by the unique culture showed in the traditional brocade costumes, in specific festivals or from the love expressed everywhere. When traveling to Sapa, you certainly shouldn’t forget to be in harmony with the atmosphere of the kermis to understand more about people here. Also, you can buy some lovely gifts to give to your family and friends when you come back.

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