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 […]

LIM FESTIVAL

The “Quan Ho” is a special folk song of Kinh Bac Province, now called Bac Ninh Province. Lim is the simple name of Lung Giang Commune of Tien Son District in Bac Ninh Province. They village is located 18 km from Hanoi. The festival takes place on Lim Hill where the Lim Pagoda is located. This pagoda is where Mr. […]

HUNG TEMPLE

Hung temple is located on Nghia Linh Mountain, Hy Lang Commune, Phong Chau District, Phu Tho Province. Every year, this national festival is held to worship the Hung Kings, who were instrumental in the founding of the nation. The festival lasts for 3 days from the 9th to the 11th of the 3rd month of the lunar calendar. The worship […]

CO LOA FESTIVAL

The Co Loa Festival is held annually from the 6th to the 16th of the 1st month of lunar calendar. It takes place in the pagoda that honours An Duong Vuong in Co Loa Commune, Dong Anh District, Hanoi City. On the 6th day of Tet, the literature procession is preceded by a flag that symbolizes the 5 elements (metal, […]