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Hung Yen

Duong Phuc Festival

Time: 16 th day of the eleventh lunar month.
Place: Kim Dong District, Hung Yen Province.
Objects of worship: Village's tutelary god Trinh Phuc Tu Hoa Doan Trang Thanh Mau Royal Highest who died but always appear with supernatural power in helping villagers to avoid robbery danger.
Characteristics: Commemoration of the embodied day of the village's tutelary god.

Kim Dang Festival

Time: The 17 th day of the eleventh lunar month.
Place: Kim Dong District, Hung Yen Province.
Objects of worship: Village's tutelary god - Te The Ho Quoc, and his wife Moi Nuong Trinh Thuc, who assisted Dinh Tien Hoang in quelling 12 vassals.
Characteristics: Commemoration of the embodied day of the village's tutelary god.

Ha Tay

Nhi Khe Village Festival

Time: The 25 th day of the tenth lunar month.
Place: Nhi Khe Commune, Thuong Tin District, Ha Tay Province.
Objects of worship: Mr. Doan Van Tai, the ancestor of wood carving in the 16 th century.
Characteristics: Worshipping the ancestor, sacrifice-offering ceremony, offering to the ancestor, chess playing, and cheo singing.

Thai Binh

An Co Village Festival

Time: The 15th day of the eleventh lunar month.
Place: Thuy An Commune, Thai Thuy District, Thai Binh Province.
Objects of worship: Village's tutelary god - Nam Hai Dai Vuong - Pham Hai who had merit of encouraging people produce, protecting crops, excluding natural calamity, epidemic diseases.
Characteristics: Procession of tutelary god, sacrifices-offering ceremony (24 worshipping people wear felt hats, mandarin's boots, armour with specific ceremonies), chess playing, wrestling and cheo singing in the yard of communal house.

Hanoi

Manh Tan Village Festival

Time: 10 th day of the eleventh lunar month.
Place: Manh Tan Hamlet, Thuy Lam Commune, Dong Anh District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Duong Giang, Ly trieu Quoc Mau (mother of the country of Ly Dynasty).
Characteristics: Palanquin procession, sacrifices-offering ceremony, traditional wrestling.

Quang Binh

The worshipping ceremony of the beginning crop of cultivating rice seedlings in Le Son Village

Time: 1 st day of the eleventh lunar month.
Place: Le Son Village, Tuyen Hoa District, Quang Binh Province.
Objects of worship: Village's tutelary god. Characteristics:   Worshipping to tutelary god (10 trays of steamed glutinous rice, 10 cocks), after that a couple which is good at work and has son and daughter is chosen to cultivate rice seedlings in the field which is in front of the communal house.

Ben Tre

Phu Le Communal House Festival

Time: From the 18 th to the 19 th day of the third lunar month ( Ky Yen Festival) and the 9 th to the 10 th day of the eleventh lunar month ( Cau Bong Festival)
Place: Phu Khuong Hamlet, Phu Le Commune, Ba Tri District, Ben Tre Province.
Objects of worship: The village's tutelary god.
Characteristics: Ky Yen festival: praying for good weather, C au Bong festival: praying for good crops, god honour-conferring diploma procession, worshipping Tien hien, Hau hien (sages of former time who breaking ground and opening rice paddies), boi singing.

Exhibitions

Hanoi

 

Viet Nam Museum of Ethnology

Nguyen Van Huyen St., Cau Giay Dis. Tel: 7562193

Exhibition entitled We Have Eaten the Forest: Georges Condominas in Sar Luk , featuring life and customs of Mnong Gar ethnic minority people in 1948-1950, till March 16, 2008.

 

National Museum of Vietnamese History

1 Pham Ngu Lao St.

- Exhibition entitled Objects from Cat Tien - The Imprint of a Mysterious Holy Land, till Apr 30, 2008.

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