POPULAR CULTURAL FESTIVALS
(By Lunar CalendarDate)
2nd day of the 1st month: Wrestling Festival in Lieu Doi,
5th day of the 1st month: Festival of Dong Da hill, Hanoi:
celebrate the anniversary of King Quang Trung's victory over
290,000 Qing invaders to liberate Thang Long (now Hanoi).
6th day of the 1st month: Festival of Eel-Catching in Pot
in Ving Lac district, Vinh Phu province. This reflects the
farmers' love for labor and the joy over bumper crops.
10th day of the 1st month: Festival in Trieu Khuc village,
Hanoi. Cultural activities of a traditional handicraft village.
13th day of the 1st month: Lim Festival, Ha Bac. Festival
of quan ho folk song singing. Boys and girls meet on
river bank, on hill or in the yards of village's communal
house and pagoda to sing and exchange emotions.
15th day of the 1st month: Festival of Spring on Ba Den mountain.
15th of 2nd month (formal date): Festival of Huong Pagoda,
Ha Tay: Traditional festival lasting over 2months.
festival of buffalo fighting in Tay Nguyen Highlands highlighting
the martial spirit of the ethnic minority people.
10th day of the 3rd month: Festival of Hung Temple celebrating
the death a anniversary of Kings Hung.
9th day of the 4th month: Giong Festival, Hanoi, commemorating
Saint Giong, a legendary child hero who defeated foreign invasion
and saved the nation.
26th day of the 4th month: Festival of Queen Su in Chau Doc.
5th day of the 5th month: Water Festival in Nha Trang. People
in the city go to the beach and have a bathfor health improvement.
16th day of the 6th month: Festival of Nghinh Ong in Tien
Giang - Ben Tre.
30th day of the 7th month: Festival at Lang Ong, Ho Chi Minh
9th day of the 8th month: Buffalo fighting festival, Do Son,
13th day of the 9th month: Festival of Keo Pagoda, T90hai
Binh. Traditional communal festival.
22nd day of the 11th month: Festival of Dong Quan in Chan
Tien Pagoda, Hanoi.