Akha Swinging Tradition

Akha Swinging Tradition

Date: Aug 1 - Sep 1, 2010

The swinging ceremony is conducted for the mature crops waiting to be harvested. It is also for commemorating and honoring women. The ceremony is observed for 4 days.

Day 1 – ancestral worshipping ceremony.
Day 2 – setting up of the large swing and starting of the swinging ceremony
Day 3 – worshipping ancestors, celebrating and dancing
Day 4 – swinging and closing ceremony

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