PANO – The two-day Phuc Tho Buffalo Fighting Festival was officially kicked off in Phuc Tho Stadium in Hanoi on March 14th with fierce competitions among 31 strong buffalos that had fought off competition to enter the final round.

The fierce competitions among the buffalos drew a large number of locals and pilgrims. The People’s Army Newspaper Online would like to introduce some photos of the first day of the final round of the festival 2015. 

Early in the morning, thousands of locals and pilgrims are at Phuc Tho stadium for the opening of the festival
Speaking trumpet blown to start the festival
An owner taking care of his fighter before the competition
Greeting the spectators
The buffalos rushing into each other
The winner is the one that could force its opponent to flee away.
The spectators following the competitions


Translated by Son Ca