On this day, each family contributes an offering to the ceremony. The offerings, arranged on a on a four-legged table, include a goat, a rooster, three pieces of tofu, and three pieces of chopped ‘chung’ cake (glutinous rice cake), along with offerings donated by descendants in the family.
The ceremony is conducted by a shaman who has gained the respect and confidence of the family and villagers.
The ceremony aims to pray for good health, prosperity, bumper crops, and green forest.
People perform with traditional instruments in a procession around the area hosting the ceremony.
The offerings are then shared by households of the family.
At the Forest God-worshipping ceremony of H’Mong people in Vi Xuyen District, Ha Giang Province.