|The Lisu New
Years dancing ceremony is when the Lisu girls dress up
in their finest, and often where they meet prospective
husbands. Eventually, interested boys (in the background
here) will join in the dance with their intended date,
and the dance party continues all night long. And all
visitors are encouraged to join in! Apart from the
amazing headdresses, note the traditional footwear. Lisu
New Years begins at the time of Chinese New Year, in
2018, LNY will be celebrated on 16, 17, and 18 February.
This photo is from Nong Thong village, about 800 metres
from Soppong River Inn.