วันเสาร์ที่ 3 เมษายน พ.ศ. 2553
Chakhue is a kind of allday-all-night dance by members of Thailand's MuSor tribal group enacted during the Kin Wo festival, or Chinese New Year celebrations. Lasting for seven days and seven nights, this is a ritual to pay homage to spirits and deceased ancestors.
For the period of the festivities, everyone stops working (although they may continue to tap rubber). Those who do other types of work during this time are fined. What everyone does the same, however, is to travel to other villages to visit relatives.
In the Chakhue, people dance around campfires stamping their feet in time with the rhythm and sound of drums, oboes, khan (a bamboo mouthorgan from northeastern Thailand), and cymbals. The dance continues until the end of the festival during which unmarried young people may select their own marriage partners. They don't have many chances to see each other on other occasions, as they have to work on the farms everyday.