I think I have lost count of how many different new years festivals there are up in Soppong! Anyway, following Lisu New Year comes Lahu New Year. The dates for the Lahu New Year festivities this year have been set by the high epopt of Lahu shamans to fall on 19, 20, and 21 February. Although all the Lahu people will all be dressed in their finest, you might say that the Lahu womens' traditional clothes are no match for the Lisu womens'. That said, while the Lisu circle dances might seem a bit sedate, the Lahu dancing (also in a circle around a shrine) is a lot wilder. Lots of foot stomping and jumping around until there a dust cloud fills the air! Is it because Lahu whiskey is more potent than Lisu whiskey? Who knows. Anyway, if anyone is interested in riding up to Soppong for Lahu New Year and has any questions that we might be able to help you out with, just drop us an email or post them here.