Khau Vai Love Market

Khau Vai Love market is held in Khau Vai commune, Meo Vac district. It is 24 km from the centre of Meo Vac town.
Khau Vai is a unique love market, cultural phenomena of Viet Nam in particular and the world in general since the product sold here is “love’. The market takes place annually in night of 26 and 27 march of lunar calendar. Although the love market located in the valley of Nung communities, it still attracts people of all ages from many other areas such as H’Mong, Dao, Tay, etc.
Khau Vai is not similar to the simple market today. It origins from a legend about a mournful love story of a couple in ethnic minorities. As told by the legend for immemorial times, there was a boy and a girl of two different tribes who fell in love with each other. The girl was very beautiful and her tribe didn't want her get married with the boy of another tribe, on the contrary, his tribe wanted her to become the bride of his tribe. This resulted in the conflict between the two tribes which aggravated as the youth loved each other more and more. Until one day, when the two met each other on a mountain slope farm, they saw their tribes fighting fiercely down the mountain foot. They understood their love was the reason of the fight and to avoid further blood and flesh fly they painfully decided split up and promised to meet once a year the same day at the same place (26 march of lunar calendar). Since then, Khau Vai became the common place of all the lovers in the area.
Khau Vai is not only an appointment place of wedded pairs who missing love but also a traditional night market of Mong ethnic minority. Nowadays, Khau Vai love Market has become appointment market, for all people seeking for love (from the youth to the person who get married). It is also a place of sharing feelings and understanding about each other of the young girls and boys in ethnic groups in Meo Vac district and surrounding areas.

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