THE ELEPHANT RACING FESTIVAL IN DAKLAK
It is also in spring. It is usually organized in March of 2 days: the 10th and the 20th or 27th. The place is Buon Ma Thuot stadium or Don tribe district. It is more attractive when organizing in Buon Don because here, there are other races besides the race of the elephant galloping, elephant playing football, there is the race of elephant swimming across the river.
Elephant Festival is one of the traditional festivals of the Central Highlands, held once every two years in March, in Krong Na commune, Buon Don district. It is also the time to start cultivating the upland field.
This is a dry season, sunny weather, easy road access. Buon Don rides elephant races and other festivals such as buffalo killing, gong culture, water wharf, elephant health, etc. to prepare and pray for the beginning of a good season. , high yield, bring the village prosperity. The elephant race takes place in one day with elephant racing activities such as Elephant Speeding, elephant swimming across the Srepok river, elephant kicking, elephant dragging.
Elephants racing Festival
The number of elephants involved is from 20 to 30 during elephant racing, elephant swimming, elephant kicking, elephant pulling, etc. Elephant competitions are very enthusiastic thanks to the cheers and cheers of the audience. After the competition, all elephants are happy to receive the bunch of sugarcane, banana by the organizers and visitors reward. Particularly, elephants are awarded the laurel wreath and are rewarded with delicious food.
The elephant festival takes place in honor of the martial spirit and the elephant talent of the Central Highlands. In addition, visitors can enjoy the unique cuisine, rich in the identity of the indigenous peoples and rode elephants visit the village, wading the river to visit Yok Don forest.