VIETNAM FESTIVAL AND EVENTS
The festivals and
events are calendared in Lunar month. Normally, a lunar month stay
later than western month of around 30 days.
The Lim Festival, organized in Lim village located 18 km from Hanoi,
where Quan Ho, the special folk songs performed. It takes place every
year on 13th day of the 1st lunar month.
Tens of thousands of
visitors come here to enjoy the dialogues
"lien anh" (male singers) and "lien chi" (female singers),
the country's most
skilled Quan Ho singers.
These are male and female farmers who sing different types of songs in
the pagodas, on the hills, and in the boats. Besides this, visitors
can come to the Lim Festival to enjoy the weaving competition of the
Noi Due girls. They weave and sing Quan Ho songs at the same time.
Like other religious festivals, the Lim Festival goes through all the
ritual stages, from the procession to the worshipping ceremony, and
includes other activities.
The Lim Festival is a special cultural activity in the North. The
festival celebrates the "Quan Ho" folk song which has become a part of
the national culture and a typical folk song that is well loved in the
Red River Delta region.
The Lim Festival is also
celebrated with traditional temple games. In one game, teenage girls
must mind a stranger's baby, chew pieces of sugar cane in order to
create fuel with which to start and maintain a fire, cook rice, and
prevent a frog from jumping out of a circle marked on the ground. If
the baby cries, the fire goes out or the frog escapes, the girl is
Starting Dates in Western
Calendar 2005 Feb 19, 2021 Feb 8, 2021 Feb 28,
2008 Feb 17
CAU NGU FESTIVAL
This festival of lower Thai Duong Village in Huong Hai Commune of
Huong Dien District is organized annually on the 12th day of the 1st
lunar month in memory of the village tutelary genie Truong Quy Cong.
His alias is Truong Thieu, and he was a native of the North who came
to the village to settle, teach the locals how to fish, and trade
On the eve of the festival, the entire village begins making
offerings. Both parts of the village, the upper and lower
parts, worship to Truong Quy Cong. Late at night, the "fish worshipping
ceremony " occurs, where people pray for peace and the future
abundance of fish. Every three years, games representing sea fishing
activities are organized, such as the "fish catching" game and
"net-casting" game. After these games, people tend to go watch the
The "net-casting" performance is a form of entertainment that is
characterized by rituals to commemorate the merits of the village
Starting Dates in Western Calendar 2005 Feb 09, 2021 Jan 30, 2021 Feb 18,
2008 Feb 07
NUI BA FESTIVAL
If you go to Tayninh, you should visit Nui Ba, a beautiful mountain
located in the middle of the Mekong Delta, 11km from downtown Tayninh.
Nui Ba (Ba Mountain) is often called Ms. Den Mountain. According to a
legend, the mountain was named after a young woman called Den, but
who was referred to as Den. She was the devout daughter of a guard
officer of the Mien ethnic minority group. Den left her house to enter
a monastery in the mountains. She became a nun due to family pressure
to marry a guard officer's son from the Trang Bang Area. She remained
at the monastery until she died. After her death, the Nguyen Dynasty
ordered that a mould of her be cast in black bronze in her honor as
the Linh Son Thanh Mau ( Saint Linh Son).
During the spring until the afternoon of the 30th day of the 1st lunar
month, and especially on the day of the full moon of the first month,
tourists from Ho Chi Minh City and the provinces of the south
pilgrimage to worship and sightsee. Starting at the bottom of the
mountain, tourists climb one half of the mountain to Saint Linh Son's
communal house and then follow a path that leads to a pagoda. This
pagoda offers vegetarian meals. Tourists can eat as much as they want,
but should donate some money to the pagoda; the amount of the donation
depending on the budget of the tourist.
Starting Dates in
Western Calendar 2003 Mar 15, 2021 Feb 20, 2021 Feb 10, 2021 Feb 27, 2021 Mar 18,
2008 Mar 07