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Mud ball wrestling game.

Mud ball wrestling festival to be held on the forth lunar month every four year at Van village-BacGiang city-Northern Vietnam. This is a traditional game that two team with total 16 local young men try their best to bring the wooden ball- 20kg in weight-back to the hole in the muddy field (about 200 square meter). The local people believe that this festival will bring a favourable weather and a bumper crop to them.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2018
Date Uploaded: 08.2018
Photo Location: Bac Ninh, Vietnam
Camera: DSC-RX10M4
Copyright: © Nhiem Hoang