The Akha Swing Festival is one of the most important annual events for the Akha people. Chiang Rai Province has the highest density of people of
The Akha Swing Festival is one of the most important annual events for the Akha people. Chiang Rai Province has the highest density of people of the Akha hill tribe in Thailand. The Akha migrated from China to Thailand more than 100 years ago. If you want to witness this event you will have to travel to Chiang Rai. It normally takes place in the rainy season at the end of August or the beginning of September. The festival doesn’t have a fixed date. It’s celebrated at different dates in different villages. We organize a tour this unique festival. We will keep you updated.
Every Akha village has a construction of bamboo and wood. It is the swing of the village. It is used only once a year during the swing festival.The Akha Swing Festival is about harvest and fertility. It’s a celebration about welcoming the upcoming harvest.The four-day festival comes in late-August and is known by the hill tribe people as, Yehkuja, (or Loa Cher Bee Err) which loosely translates as “eating bitter rice”, a phrase which is believed to be a references the previous year’s dwindling rice supply and incorporates the hope that the expected rains will soon water the newly planted rice crop.
(Thursday) 12:00 AM