54 ethnic groups in Vietnam country have the colors of different cultures. That abundance made the cultural life of the thnic groups as the Lo Lo girl's costume, colorful but still harmonious. Incredible beautiful! One of the "colors on the dresses" was the love market of some ethnic groups in the northern mountainous region.
Ironically, people who love each other grab the market as a place to dating. Therefore, generally understand, love market is place for the dating, give and take affectionate, loving gestures at the market, following to local customary. It's understandable because the market is the focal point and the nodal point of most cultural activities of highlanders.
The most well-known love market is the Sapa love market - an attractive destination for tourists both at home and abroad to join the tour to Sapa. This small town is located in a temperate microclimate, cool all year round. In winter, you can see the snow, a very romantic scenery. Each week, the market is held once on Saturday night. This is the market place of the Dao. From the afternoon, down the street and in front of the church yard see a lot of women with red bandanas and wearing gorgeous embroidery costumes with silver rings, silver buttons, small coins studded on shirt’s shoulders.
More intriguing is that there are sounds under each step, from the lovely copper rattles attached on the head scarf. Their objects is the Dao guys in Cham outfit, scarf of the same color, hands wearing watches and radio cassettes on shoulders. In the other corner, five to seven boys crowded around a girl, they put their catssette close to the girl to record confessed songs in ethnic languages. Seeing a stranger, girls shyly bow or covering his face by hand, but still sang with trembling tone.
Then the night down. After the bushes and on the high mountain are rise and fall inviting sounds of pan-pipes floating in the night. Custom of the Dao does not prevent who has a husband or wife to find a partner. 13, 14 year old girls follow the sisters to get acquainted. These young girls, usually a lot of nice guys noticed. They surround, open cassettes or flirt girl and send anniversary gifts. Girls do not like the gift run away and were held and retained hands. This action is called "pull" a typical expression for the drastic confession. After choosing a guy, girl put into his hands engagement thing. That engagement thing can be a ring, bracelet or a comb ... So the crowd sound loudly, spread out. The girl returns with her girlfriend. After quiet back, 2, 3 friends take this girl to "entrusted" to the man she has chosen. Then the two partners go to where only the Samu rustling groves know ...