LIEU DOI VILLAGE

LIEU DOI VILLAGE

Lieu Doi Village is located in Liem The Commune, Thanh Liem District, Ha Nam province. This village festival occurs annually on the 5th day of the 10th month of the lunar calendar. The villagers hold this wrestling festival to thank Thanh Ong (a man of the Doan family who fought against Chinese invaders and was also the ancestor of wrestling). […]

THE DONG DA HILL FESTIVAL

THE DONG DA HILL FESTIVAL

The Dong Da Hill Festival (Dong Da District – Hanoi) is an annual event held on the 5th Lunar Tet Holiday. This festival celebrates the triumphant historical victory against the invaders of the Vietnamese nation lead by King Quang Trung (Nguyen Hue), a Tay Son farmer who later became a hero. Two centuries ago (around 1789), Dong Da was the […]

TRUONG YEN FESTIVAL

TRUONG YEN FESTIVAL

The Truong Yen Festival takes place on the 1st of the 3rd lunar month, in Hoa Lu, ancient capital of Dai Co Viet which was the first regime of concentrated power in Vietnam, in honour of Dinh and Le Kings. The festival usually lasts three days. The Truong Yen Festival starts with the water procession, which leaves from the Dinh […]

THE GIONG FESTIVAL

THE GIONG FESTIVAL

The Giong Festival is held annually in Phu Dong Village, Gia Lam District, Hanoi. This large festival is held on the 9th day of the 4th month of the lunar calendar. The date commemorates the Saint Giong who defeated the An invaders. In order to show their gratitude to the hero of Giong Village, who sacrificed his life to fight […]

BUFFALO FIGHT IN DO SON

BUFFALO FIGHT IN DO SON

The Buffalo Fight in Do Son (Hai Phong City) is officially held on the 9th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar every year. There are, in fact, two rounds of eliminations before the middle of the 5th month and 8th day of the 6th month of the lunar calendar. The preparation for this festival is very elaborate. […]

CHU DONG TU TEMPLE

CHU DONG TU TEMPLE

This festival occurs for three days from the 10th – 12th of the third month lunar in Chu Dong Tu Temple in Du Hoa Village, Chau Giang District, Hung Yen province, some 20 km from Hanoi. Saint Chu Dong Tu was one of the “four immortal heroes” at the centre of Vietnamese society. A cultural hero and the founder of […]

DONG NHAN TEMPLE

Dong Nhan Temple is located in Dong Nhan Precinct, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi. The festival of Dong Nhan Temple is held annually from the 3rd to the 6th day of the second month of the lunar calendar. The temple was established in honour of Hai Ba Trung (Two Trung Sisters) who were proclaimed the heroines of Vietnam as they […]

THAY PAGODA

The Thay Pagoda is located at the foot of Sai Son Mountain in Quoc Oai, Ha Tay. The Thay Pagoda Festival is the opportunity to worship sorcerer Tu Dao Hanh; a Buddhist monk who became king and created the Vietnamese water puppet show. The festival is held every year from the 5th to the 7th of the 3rd lunar month. […]

TRIEU KHUC VILLAGE

The Trieu Khuc Village (Thanh Tri, Hanoi) Festival is held annually from the 10th to the 12th of the 1st lunar month in honour of national hero, Phung Hung (791–802). The festival starts with the bong dance; a traditional dance to worship the village’s tutelary spirits. Then, follows the most impressive ceremony of the festival: the dragon dance. It takes […]

CHU DONG TU TEMPLE

This festival occurs for three days from the 10th – 12th of the third month lunar in Chu Dong Tu Temple in Du Hoa Village, Chau Giang District, Hung Yen province, some 20 km from Hanoi. Saint Chu Dong Tu was one of the “four immortal heroes” at the centre of Vietnamese society. A cultural hero and the founder of […]