Ha Noi Vietnam Cultural Travel


An Hoa village Festival

Time: the 10th to the 12th day of the second lunar month.
Place: Yen Hoa Ward, Cau Giay District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Ly Nhan Tong, Lady Van Phuc, Lady Tu Nang (daughter of Ly Nam De), Bach Hac tam giang.
Characteristics: Worshipping ceremonies are carried out by men only or by women only, Chinese chess playing, cock fighting.
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An Phu Communal House Festival

Time: The 13th day of the second lunar month.
Place: Nghia Do Ward, Cau Giay District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Nguyen Bong God and Mr. Tran Toan.
Characteristics: Game of “di câu noi” (going on the noi bridge). A long, small, smooth and pliable bamboo is spanned from the lakeshore to the mid-lake, look like a bridge swaying lightly, and not fit a foot. The prize hang on the above able to hand.
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Ancient houses in Hanoi

 Location: The ancient quarter is located on an area of about 100ha, within the territory of Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi City.
Characteristic: Geometrically, the ancient quarter has a shape of triangle, whose peak is constituted by Hang Than Street, eastern side by damp, western side by the streets of Hang Cot, Hang Dieu, Hang Da and based by the axis of Hang Bong, Hang Gai, Cau Go Streets.
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Ba Chua Kho Temple (Giang Vo) Festival

Time: the 12th day of the second lunar month.
Place: Giang Vo Communal House, Giang Vo Street, Dong Da District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship:Ba Chua Kho (Queen of the Stock).
Characteristics:The worshipping ceremony of 13 villages. Games: human chess, duck catching, puppetry show, and water puppetry show.
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Ba Gia Village Festival

Time: 9th to the 11th day of the first lunar month.
Place: Phu Gia Communal House, Tay Ho District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Royal Highest Trang Muc, a general of Saint Dong, Queen of silkworm Quynh Hoa.
Characteristics: Water procession, a dao singing.
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Ba Tam Temple Festival

Time: The 19th to the 22nd day of the second lunar month and the 25th day of the seventh lunar month. The main festival day is on the 19th day of the second lunar month. The festival is held in large-scale every 5-year.
Place: Duong Da Hamlet, Duong Xa Commune, Gia Lam District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Imperial concubine Y Lan.
Characteristics: Custom of “Phat co tong” (raising the flag of the canton).
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Ba Tia Communal House Festival

Time: the 8th to the 10th day of the second lunar month.
Place: Vinh Ninh Hamlet, Vinh Quynh Commune, Thanh Tri District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Truong Tu Nuong, General under Hai Ba Trung.
Characteristics: Contests of wrestling, chess, smash pots and pans while going on the bridge.
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Bac Bien Village Festival

Time: 6th day of the third lunar month.
Place: Ngoc Thuy Commune, Gia Lam District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Ly Thuong Kiet, Hai Ba Trung, Dao Ky.
Characteristics: Palanquin procession of the relationship between neighbouring villages, carp releasing.
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Bach Ma Temple Festival

Time: the 12th to the 13th day of the second lunar month.
Place: 76 Hang Buom Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Bach Ma God (the symbol of God of sun), Long Do God (the god defends the east), confer a title of "Thang Long Capital of Nation royal tutelary god"
Characteristics: Xuan Nguu presenting rite.
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Bat Trang Pottery Village

Location: Bat Trang Pottery Village is located in the south east of Hanoi, passing Chuong Duong Bridge turns right and go about 10km along the dike of Red River. Bat Trang belongs to Bat Trang Commune, Gia Lam District, Hanoi.
Characteristic: This is a pottery village with a half-millenary historic development.
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Bat Trang Village Festival

Time: From the 14th to the 16th day of the second lunar month.
Place: Bat Trang Communal House, Bat Trang Commune, Gia Lam District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Han Cao To and Lu Hau, Cai O Minh Chinh Tu Royal Highest, top-ranking general Phan, Ho Quoc Genie, Bach Ma Genie.
Characteristics: Water procession, ancestral tablet washing, contest of composing ca tru song to sing on the worshipping ceremony.
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Bo De Village Festival

Time: 6th day of the first lunar month.
Place: Phu Vien Village (Bo De is the official name of Phu Vien Village), Bo De Ward, Long Bien District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Cao Son, Ms. Can My Nuong, Dung Hoa.
Characteristics: Boat racing.
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Boat racing Festival in Yen Duyen

Time: 15th day of the eighth lunar month.
Place: Yen Duyen Commune, Thanh Tri District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Tran Khat Chan (tutelary god), Ba Chua (the Queen).
Characteristics: Boat racing.
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Bronze casting village of Ngu Xa

 Location: In Ba Dinh District, Hanoi.
Characteristic: The village of Ngu Xa appears as a small peninsula near the Truc Bach Lake. It's where many sophisticated bronze products were produced for the needs of the ancient capital of Thang Long.
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Can Khe Village Festival

Time: the 16th day of the second lunar month.
Place: Nguyen Khe Commune, Dong Anh District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Phu Dong Thien Vuong.
Characteristics: A big procession of 16 groups with meticulous preparing. 60 young men and over 100 old people take part in the procession.
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Chem Temple Festival

Time: 14th to the 16th day of the fourth lunar month.
Place: Thuy Phuong Commune, Tu Liem District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Ly Ong Trong and his wife - Princess Bach Tinh.
Characteristics: Water procession on river, releasing pigeons.
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Chi Nam Festival (Phu Dong Festival)

Time: 8th day of the fourth lunar month.
Place: Le Chi Commune, Gia Lam District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Saint Dong, Mr. Hien Cong, who had merit of fighting Yin invaders.
Characteristics: Sacrifice-offering ceremony, battle performance, stick fighting, stick vieing, and coconut vieing.
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Choosing Bridegroom Festival

Time: The 2nd day of the second lunar month.
Place: Duong Yen Village, Xuan Non Commune, Dong Anh District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Lady General Le Thi Hoa in Hai Ba Trung Time.
Characteristics: Unique festival, in order to choose a talented and righteous bridegroom for Lady General Le Hoa.

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Co Loa Festival

Time: From the 6th to the 16th day of the first lunar month, the main festival day is on the 6th day of the first lunar month.
Place: Co Loa Commune, Dong Anh District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: King An Duong Vuong.
Characteristics: The procession of 12 hamlets and 7 villages, the procession of "alive" king in Nhoi Village.
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Cot Village Festival

Time: the 12th to the 15th day of the second lunar month.
Place: Cot Communal House, Yen Hoa Ward, Cau Giay District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Gods: Cao Son, Diem La, Moc Tinh, two gods of the soil (Royal Lady Trinh Thuc and top-ranking General Trang Han anh linh).
Characteristics: A procession of 7 palanquins (five for imperial votive tablets, one for royal honour-conferring diploma and incense serving, one for water jar).
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Dai Lan Village Festival

Time: 6th to the 8th day of the first lunar month.
Place: Dai Lan Hamlet, Duyen Ha Commune, Thanh Tri District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Minh Ho, Linh Chieu, Cha Muc (Generals of Hung Vuong period and also three brothers).
Characteristics: A procession and making a feast of ca lang (hemibagrus), wrestling, sticks fighting, sticks dancing.
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Dai Mo Festival

Time: 6th to the 8th day of the first lunar month.
Place: Dai Mo Commune, Tu Liem District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: A La Nang De (general lady of Hai Ba Trung), Thuy Hai Long vuong Nguyen Quy Duc, Nguyen Quy An, Nguyen Quy Kinh.
Characteristics: steamed - glutinous rice contest, human chess, a dào singing.
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Dai Yen Village Festival

Time: 14th day of the third lunar month.
Place: Dai Yen Village, Ngoc Ha Ward, Ba Dình District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Princess Ngoc Hoa.
Characteristics: Human chess, cock fighting, nightingale fighting, dâng hoa (flower offering) dancing, old tuong performance.
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Dam Village Festival

Time: From the 9th to the 13th day of the third lunar month. The main festival day is on the 10th day of the third lunar month.
Place: Dam Village, Tay Tuu Commune, Tu Liem District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Saint Bach Hac Tam Giang.
Characteristics: Boat racing in three festival days.
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Dich Vong Trung Festival

Time: the 15th day of the first lunar month and the 12th day of the second lunar month. Held in the large-scale every 5-year on the 12th day of the second lunar month.
Place: Trung Hamlet, Dich Vong Ward, Cau Giay District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Chu Ly Royal Highest, Trieu Chí Thanh Royal Highest.
Characteristics: Wrestling, cock fighting, Chinese chess, pots and pans smashing, cheo singing, rope swinging.
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Dinh Cong Jewelry Village

Location: Dinh Cong Jewelry Village is located on the To Lich river bank is Dinh Cong Thuong Village, also called Dinh Cong kim hoan (Jewelry). It belongs to the present Thanh Tri District, Hanoi.
Characteristic: The name of the village shows us it is already famous for jewelry handicraft.
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Dong Co Temple Festival

Time: 4th day of the fourth lunar month.
Place: Tay Ho District
, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Bronze Drum Genie.
Characteristics: The festival is held in commemorating King Ly Thai Tong when he made the procession of Bronze Drum Genie in Dan Ne (Thanh Hoa) to Thang Long (Hà Noi now), set up a temple to worship the genie.    (Detail)


Dong Da Festival (Hanoi)

Time: The 5th day of the first lunar month.
Place: Dong Da Mound, Dong Da District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: King Quang Trung (Nguyen Hue).
Characteristics: "Thang Long Fire Dragon" dancing.
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Dong Du Village Festival

Time: the 7th day to the 13th day of the second lunar month.
Place: Dong Du Commune, Gia Lam District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Cao Son, Bach Da, and Linh Lang Royal Highest.
Characteristics: Water procession, chess playing.
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Dong Festival

Time: From the 6th to the 12th day of the fourth lunar month. Main festival day is on the 9th day of the fourth lunar month.
Place: Phu Dong Commune, Gia Lam District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Saint Dong (Phu Dong Thien Vuong).
Characteristics: Theatrical team Ai Lao sings and dances for god worshipping; ba van thuan, ba van nghich dance imitating old battle of Saint Dong.
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Dong Nhan Temple Festival

Time: The 6th day of the second lunar month.
Place: Dong Nhan Temple, Dong Nhan Ward, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Hai Ba Trung.
Characteristics: Sacrifices-offering ceremony of the court, dancing of worshipping lamp.
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Dong Phu Communal House Festival

Time: From the 6th to the 7th day of the second lunar month.
Place: Dong My Commune, Thanh Tri District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: The village' s tutelary god: Su quan Nguyen Sieu.
Characteristics: Thuong Do and Ha Do ceremonies.
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Dong Soc Son Festival (Soc Son Temple Festival)

 Time: From the 6th to the 8th day of the first lunar month. The main festive day is on the  7th day. 
Place: Phu Linh Commune, Soc Son District, Hanoi.  
Objects of worship: Saint Dong.  
Characteristics: Fighting for bamboo flowers and cut the General of Yin invaders.

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Due Tu Pagoda Festival

Time: 7th day of the third lunar month.
Place: Dich Vong Ward, Cau Giay District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Shaman Dai Dien.
Characteristics: Row song singing (imitating rowing rhythm) and the song telling story of Madam Thanh De.
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Festival of Five Moc Villages

Time: The 9th to the 11th day of the second lunar month.
Place: Moc Quan Nhan, Moc Chinh Kinh, Moc Cu Loc, Moc Giap Nhat, Moc Phung Khoang, in Trung Hoa Ward, Cau Giay District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Doan Thuong, La Lieu, Hung Lang Cong, and Phung Luong.
Characteristics: A procession of palanquin pass 5 villages, dragon dancing, and lion dancing.
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Flower villages around Hanoi

Characteristic: The area of Tay Ho, Quang Ba, Ngoc Ha, Huu Tiep, Dai Yen were the flower-growing land. Overtime, Hanoi has come into its times of modernization and industrialization. The traditional surrounding flower villages have been turning into "villages within the city".    (Detail)


Ghenh Temple Festival

Time: The 20th day of the eighth lunar month.
Place: Ai Mo Hamlet, Bo De Ward, Long Bien District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Three goddesses: Lieu Hanh (the daughter of Ngoc Hoang), La Binh (the daughter of Tan Vien - God of Mountain), Le Ngoc Han (King Quang Trung's wife).
Characteristics: Van singing the praise of the Holy Mother's merit.
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Gia Thuy Communal House Festival

Time: The 10th day of the second lunar month.
Place: Gia Thuy Communal House, Gia Thuy Ward and Yen Tan Temple, Ngoc Thuy Ward, Long Bien District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Trung Thanh, Dong Luong, Thung Vinh, Quy Nuong.
Characteristics: Ca tru singing, swinging, human chess.
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Gian Communal House Festival

Time: the 9th to the 11th day of the second lunar month.
Place: Cao Dinh Hamlet, Xuan Dinh Commune, Tu Liem District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Ly Phuc Man, General of Ly Dynasty (defeated Luong and Lam Ap aggressors, defending the Van Xuan Country).
Characteristics: A palanquin procession, human chess playing, martial art performance, cock fighting, wrestling.
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Giap Luc Village Festival

Time: 14th day of the eighth lunar month.
Place: Giap Luc Hamlet, Thinh Liet Ward, Hoang Mai District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Nguyen Chinh (tutelary god).
Characteristics: Children from 4 to 5 years old take part in ritual of presenting Saint to the village at communal house with 100 khau trau and a bottle of wine.
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Gung Communal House Festival

Time: the 12th day of the second lunar month.
Place: Khuong Dinh Ward,Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: To Lich God and Le Duong Ve.
Characteristics: Chay ma ceremony, dragon dancing, lion dancing, human chess, wrestling, chèo singing.
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Ha Huong Village Festival

Time: 12th to the 15th day of the first lunar month.
Place: Lien Ha Commune, Dong Anh District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Vu Duc Cong, Vu Minh Cong - famous physicians during Hung Vuong period.
Characteristics: sacrifices- offering ceremony, procession, wrestle.
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Ha Noi Ancient Quarter

Location: Including 76 streets, the Ha Noi Ancient Quarter is located next to Hoan Kiem Lake and surrounded by Hang Dau Street in the north; Phung Hung Street in the west; Hang Bong, Hang Gai, Cau Go and Hang Thung streets in the south, Tran Quang Khai and Tran Nhat Duat streets in the east.
Characteristics: The Ha Noi Ancient Quarter is a valuable heritage, pride of Ha Noi Capital.
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Hai Boi Village Festival

Time: 4th to the 6th day of the first lunar month.
Place: Hai Boi Commune, Dong Anh District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Trieu Nguyen, Trieu Chính, Trieu Lenh.
Characteristics: Human chess, climbing up to the oil pillar, classical drama, hat trong quan, hat giao duyen or hat ong (boys and girls sing traditional love songs to express their love for each other): Two sides sing through a long thread that tie with a frogskin-covered pipe.
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Ham Long Pagoda Festival

Time: The 15th day of the fifth lunar month.
Place: Thuy Phuong Commune, Tu Liem District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: The Buddha and Ly Ong Trong, who had merit of controlling floods on the Red River, was sent to go abroad as King's envoy to help Tan King to fight against Hung No aggressors (221 BC).
Characteristics: Royal order procession, giving out report ceremony to worship Buddha and pray for the peace of Saint Chem and his wife's souls.
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Ho Khau Village Festival

Time: the 13th day of the second lunar month, the birthdays of two saints.
Place: Buoi Ward, Tay Ho District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Duc Thanh Royal Highest (Cong Le), Ve quoc Royal Highest (Ca Le).
Characteristics: Dance of skiff rowing(dance on shore) with the participation of 36 young men, called giai boi.
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Hoa Lang Pagoda Festival

Time: 7th day of the third lunar month.
Place: Cau Giay District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Tu Vinh and Tang Thi Loan (Parents of Tu Dao Hanh).
Characteristics: Deities fighting ceremony.
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Ke Sui Festival (Phu Thi Festival)

Time: 3rd day of the third lunar month.
Place: Phu Thi Commune, Gia Lam District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Queen mother Y Lan (in the temple), Tay Vi Royal Highest (in the communal house).
Characteristics: Bong Song custom (in order to clear Y Lan's eunuch Nguyen Bong of a false charge): dance while drinking alcohol and shouting "Bong Sòng".
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Kim Ma Ha Communal House Festival

Time: 10th day of the first lunar month.
Place: 6 Kim Ma Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship:Bo Cai Royal Highest Phung Hung, Hoang Phuc Trung and Royal Highest Linh Lang.
Characteristics:Bridge climbing, basket boat racing at the lake in the village.
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Lang Pagoda Festival

Time: From the 5th to the 7th day of the third lunar month. The main festival day is on the 7th day of the third lunar month.
Place: Lang Thuong Ward, Dong Da District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Zen Buddhist Tu Dao Hanh.
Characteristics: Saint's palanquin procession along the To Lich River bank.
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Le Mat Village Festival

Time: The 23rd day of the third lunar month.
Place: Le Mat Village, Viet Hung Ward, Long Bien District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: The village's tutelary god of Hoang Family.
Characteristics: Snake dance.
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Le Xa Village Festival

Time: 15th day of the third lunar month.
Place: Le Xa Hamlet, Mai Lam Commune, Dong Anh District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Dao Ky and Phuong Dung (generals of Hai Ba Trung).
Characteristics: Procession, sacrifices, plaiting cord contest, ca trù singing, quan ho singing, duck catching, and cock fighting.
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Lo Khe Festival

Time: 5th to the 7th day of the fourth lunar month and the 13th to the 15th day of the eleventh lunar month.
Place: Lien Ha Commune, Dong Anh District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Mr. Dinh Du and his wife, Mrs. Man Hoa Duong (taught a dào singing).
Characteristics: Ancestor of ca trù 's death anniversary with sacrifice-offering ceremony and singing, dancing.
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Mach Lung Village Festival

Time: the 10th day of the second lunar month.
Place: Mach Lung Hamlet, Dai Mach Commune, Dong Anh District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Three Minh Mo Royal Highests and their mother Xoa Nuo.
Characteristics: Water procession, palanquin procession, skiff rowing race.
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Mai Dong Wrestling Festival

Time: 4th day of the first lunar month.

Place: Mai Dong Ward, Hoang Mai District, Hanoi.

Objects of worship: Tam Trinh - General of Hai Ba Trung.

Characteristics: Wrestling contest.    (Detail)

Manh Tan Village Festival

Time: 10th 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.
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Nanh Pagoda Festival (Hundred-room Pagoda)

Time: The 4th day of the second lunar month.
Place: Ninh Hiep Commune, Gia Lam District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Mother Buddha Man Nuong, Phap Van (Ba Nanh), Sakyamuni Buddha, and Saint Tran Hung Dao.
Characteristics: Custom of worshipping, lift phan tree.
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Nghe Village Festival

Time: 4th day of the first lunar month.
Place: Nghe Village, Nghia Do Ward, Cau Giay District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: General Tran Cong Tich, Queen Hong Nuong, and Que Nuong - a lady of high degree.
Characteristics: Rice cooking contest, before cooking the contestants must make fire by pulling giang thread through the hole of a bamboo chunk, one keeps and another tugs. Three stakes of bamboo are fix in the ground that made a cooking fire for the contestants.
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Nghi Tam Village Festival

Time: the 10th day of the second lunar month.
Place: Nghi Tam Communal House, Quang An Ward, Tay Ho District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Vo Trung, Vo Quoc, Bao Trung, Princess Quynh Hoa, Saint Minh Khiet, Tay Ho water-nymph.
Characteristics: Skiff rowing race, contests of flower, bonsai tree.
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Ngoc Tri Village Festival

Time: The 3rd day of the third lunar month and the 9th day of the ninth lunar month.
Place: Thach Ban Ward, Long Bien District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Saint Huyen Thien Tran Vu.
Characteristics: The festival is held every 5-year. Tug-of-war game.
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Ngu Xa Festival

Time: The 17th day of the first lunar month.
Place: Nam Trang Village, Truc Bach Ward, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: A Di Da Buddha, Ancestor Saint Nguyen Chi Thanh.
Characteristics: Exhibit productions of bronze casting, cock fighting.
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Nhat Tao Communal House Festival

Time: the 11th day of the second lunar month.
Place: Dong Ngac Commune, Tu Liem District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Tran Nguyen Trac.
Characteristics: Contests of giay cake, che kho (soft green-lentil cake).
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Ninh Hiep Festival

Time: the 18th day of the first lunar month.
Place: Nanh Village, Ninh Hiep Commune, Gia Lam District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Madam Ly Nhu Thai Lao, the founder of Vietnamese traditional medicine (based on medicinal herbs).
Characteristics: Incense offering ceremony, people come to the festival to worship and ask for traditional recipe.
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Phu Dien Communal House Festival

Time: 7th to the 9th day of the third lunar month.
Place: Phu Dien Commune, Tu Liem District, Hanoi.

Objects of worship: Le Dai Hanh, Tran Thong.
Characteristics: Rod fighting, rope climbing contest, water puppetry on the river, dragon dancing, wrestling, ca tru singing, senh tien dancing, blind-man's-buff, skiff rowing race.    (Detail)


Phu Do Village Festival

Time: 6th to the 8th day of the first lunar month. The main festival day is on the 7th day.
Place: Phu Do Hamlet, Me Tri Commune, Tu Liem District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Ly Thien Bao (blood elder brother of Ly Nam De), Dinh Du and Man Hoa Duong (the founders of ca trù singing), Lady An (queen of Ly Anh Tong King) and lady Phuong (imperial concubine of Ly Anh Tong King), Ho Nguyen Tho (founder of the making vermicelli (bún)).
Characteristics: The village's tutelary god worshipping, offerring food tray of bún, contest of making bún,cheo (popular opera) singing.
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Phu Duc Festival

Time: 6th to the 8th day of the third lunar month.
Place: Tay Mo Commune, Tu Liem District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Princess Lieu Hanh.
Characteristics: Incense offering, praying and worshipping, van singing, hau dong religious belief.
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Phu My and Kieu Mai villages Festival

Time: 7th day of the first lunar month.
Place: Phu My Village(My Dinh Commune), Kieu Mai Village(Phu Dien Commune), Tu Liem District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Ly Nam De, Ly Phat Tu, A La Nang De, Bach Hac tam giang.
Characteristics: xoi tree (steamed glutinous rice) contest (press xoi in a shape tree).
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Phu Xa Village Festival

Time: 14th day of the eighth lunar month.
Place: Phu Thuong Ward, Tay Ho District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Nguyen Kieu - Saint Tang.
Characteristics: Procession of Saint Tang.
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Pigeons releasing Festival of Duc Tu Village

Time: Spring ends and beginning of summer.
Place: Duc Tu Commune, Dong Anh District, Hanoi.
Characteristics: Pigeons releasing contest.
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Quan Thanh Festival

Time: The 3rd day of the third lunar month.
Place: Quan Thanh Temple, Quan Thanh Ward, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Great Saint Huyen Thien Tran Vu - the god defends the North.
Characteristics: Dream praying and praying for good luck.
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Quang Ba Communal House Festival

Time: the 10th day to the 12th day of the second lunar month.
Place: Quang Ba Hamlet, Quang An Ward, Tay Ho District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Bo Cai Royal Highest Phung Hung and 6 generals.
Characteristics: Human chess, cock fighting.
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Quay Village Festival

Time: 12th day of the first lunar month.
Place: Lien Ha Commune, Dong Anh District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Thuy Hai, Dang Giang, Khong Chung, Tam Giang and Dong Hai.
Characteristics: giao duyen singing, cock fighting, human chess playing, blind-man's-buff, pond swimming for catching ducks.
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Ruong Village Festival

Time: 6th to the 16th day of the first lunar and the 12th day of the eighth lunar month.
Place: Vinh Thanh Hamlet, Vinh Ngoc Commune, Dong Anh District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: The village's tutelary god Noi Hau (General of King An Duong Vuong) and his wife A Nuong, two sons: Dong Cong, Vuc Cong.
Characteristics: woman boats racing (lozenge-shaped wooden boats, the prow has shaped of dragon and crane heads), water puppetry show.
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Sai Dong Festival

Time: 4th day of the first lunar month.
Place: Sai Dong Hamlet, Gia Thuy Ward, Long Bien District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Linh Lang.
Characteristics: Perform the farming work.
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Sai Temple Festival (Alive King procession Festival)

Time: 12th day of the first lunar month.
Place: Thuy Loi Hamlet, Thuy Lam Commune, Dong Anh District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Huyen Thien Tran Vu.
Characteristics: According to the tale of Golden Tortoise that help An Duong Vuong exterminate ogre to build Co Loa Citadel. It involves a procession of alive king who is acted by an old man sitting in the palanquin.
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Ta Thanh Oai Village Festival

Time: 14th to the 16th day of the first lunar month.
Place: Ta Thanh Oai Village, Ta Thanh Oai Commune, Thanh Tri District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Lady Do Ho and King Le Dai Hanh.
Characteristics: Have a procession at midnight; boi chess playing, human chess, pots smashing, ducks catching, trong quan singing.
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Tam Huyen Pagoda Festival

Time: 6th day of the third lunar month.
Place: Ha Dinh Ward, Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Tu Vinh (father of Zen Buddhist Tu Dao Hanh).
Characteristics: Rod fighting (two people), steamed glutinous rice cooking contest, hand wrestling, cock fighting.
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Tay Ho Temple Festival

Time: From the 3rd to the 7th day of the third lunar month.
Place: Quang An Ward, Tay Ho District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Princess Lieu Hanh - the Holy Mother.
Characteristics: A procession, incense offering and van singing.
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Thai Bình Temple Festival

Time: 26th day of the eighth lunar month.
Place: Thai Bình Hamlet, Van Noi Commune, Dong Anh District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Tran Hung Dao.
Characteristics: Ceremonies of saint praying, royal order offering.
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Thanh Am Village Festival

Time: 9th to the 11th day of the third lunar month.
Place: Thanh Am Village, Thuong Thanh Commune, Gia Lam District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: The first doctoral candidate Nguyen Binh Khiem, Dao Ky and Princess Phuong Dung.
Characteristics: Quan ho singing on Duong River.
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Thanh Chua Pagoda Festival

Time: the 25th day of the first lunar month (lasted from 1 to 3 days).
Place: Mai Dich and Dich Vong wards, Cau Giay District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Buddha and Imperial concubine Y Lan.
Characteristics: cheo do singing (row ferry-boat), lotus dance, phoenix dance.
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Thanh Liet Communal House Festival

Time: the 8th to the 10th day of the second lunar month.
Place: Thanh Liet Commune, Thanh Tri District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Pham Tu (Outer Communal House, Chu Van An (Inner Communal House).
Characteristics: A palanquin procession from Inner Communal House to the Outer Communal House, tuong performance, cock fighting, boi chess playing.
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Thanh Nhan Temple Festival

Time: 6th day of the first lunar month.
Place:Thanh Nhan Hamlet, Thanh Xuan Commune, Soc Son District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Phu Dong Thien Vuong.
Characteristics:Bronze statues of pink and white horses. Big procession of nine villages.
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Thi Cam Rice-cooking Contest

Time: 8th day of the first lunar month.

Place: Hoe Thi Hamlet, Xuan Phuong Commune, Tu Liem District, Hanoi.

Objects of worship: Phan Tay Nhac.

Characteristics: The contest comprises various episodes: water fetching contest, fire making contest and rice - cooking contest.
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Tho Khoi Village Festival

Time: The 9th day of the second lunar month.
Place: Cu Khoi Ward, Long Bien District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Bo Cai Royal Highest, Dao Duy Trinh, Cao Son, Linh Lang Royal Highest, and Bach Da.
Characteristics: Offerings isn't white cocks, boat racing, human chess, skiff rowing race, to tom diem playing, cheo singing, ca tru, tuong performances.
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Thuong Cat Swimming Festival

Time: 10th day of the third lunar month.
Place: Thuong Cat Commune, Tu Liem District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Three brothers Quach Lang, Dinh Bach Nuong, Danh Tinh Nuong, generals of Hai Ba Trung who had great merits of defeating invaders.
Characteristics: Boat racing contest, cock fighting, duck catching, wrestling, rice cooking contest, running contest.
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Thuong Lao Communal House Festival

Time: 7th day of the first lunar month.
Place: Luc Canh Hamlet, Xuan Canh Commune, Dong Anh District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: An Duong Vuong, Cao Son.
Characteristics: Ca tru singing, wrestling, human chess, kite flying.
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Thuong Phuc Village Festival

Time: the 16th day of the second lunar month, the 14th day of the fourth lunar month and the 27th day of the fourth lunar month.
Place: Thuong Phuc Village, Ta Thanh Oai Commune, Thanh Tri District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Prince Ly Tham, Zen Buddhist Ho Ba Lam.
Characteristics: Contest of rowing boat on river (sometimes uses wood boat, sometimes uses coracle). Rice cooking contest (A couple cook rice while going and dancing); trong quan singing on boat in the evening.
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Thuy Khue Temple Festival

Time: the 10th day of the second lunar month.
Place: 251 Thuy Khue Street, Tay Ho District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Linh Lang Royal Highest and 6 generals.
Characteristics: A procession of establishing a relations between Thu Le.
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Thuy Linh Village Festival

Time: 7th day of the first lunar month.
Place: Linh Nam Ward, Hoang Mai District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: King Linh Lang, god of Bach Ho (Saint Hai).
Characteristics: Vieing for ball.
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To Village Festival

Time: From the 13th to the 16th day of the first lunar month.
Place: Huu Thanh Oai Village, Thanh Tri District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: King Le Dai Hanh hornoured as the village's tutelary god.
Characteristics: The offerings to village's tutelary god must be rice ball and sesame and salt (roasted and crushed). Contests of hat trong quan, ca tru singing, skiff rowing race.
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Trai Racing Festival in Vinh Tuy

Time: 10th day of the eighth lunar month.
Place: Vinh Hung Ward, Hoang Mai District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Nha Cat Royal Highest and his wife Lady Trinh Thien.
Characteristics: Boat racing.
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Trai racing Festival in Vong La Village

Time: The 20th day of the seventh lunar month and the 10th day of the tenth lunar month.
Place: Vong La Hamlet, Vong La Commune, Dong Anh District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Three Royal Highest mandarins: Cung Mac, Linh Khon and Minh Chieu, who had merit of assistant the 18th Hung King fighting aggressors.
Characteristics: Trai racing contest.
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Trieu Khuc Village Festival

Time: From the 10th to the 12th day of first lunar month.
Place: Trieu Khuc Hamlet, Tan Trieu Commune, Thanh Tri District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Bo Cai Royal Highest Phung Hung - a founder of village, member of Vu family who taught the villagers how to make embroidery.
Characteristics: Dragon dance, flag dance.
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Trung Kinh Village Festival

Time: the 14th day of the second lunar month.
Place: Trung Kinh Hamlet, Trung Hoa Ward, Cau Giay District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Hung Non duke (under the King Hung).
Characteristics: Offering is a black breeding pig. Many games such as ca trù singing, wrestling, catching duck on the pond, going on hanging bridge, to tom diem playing, rice cooking contest.
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Tu Lien Festival

Time: 12th day of the tenth lunar month.
Place: Tu Lien Ward, Tay Ho District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Bao Trung, Minh Khiet, Uy Hanh and Mai Hoa.
Characteristics: Procession of palanquin, dragon dance.
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Vai Village Festival (Tam Xa Festival)

Time: 12th day of the third lunar month and once every 3 years on the 5th day of the fourth lunar month.
Place: Tam Xa Commune, Dong Anh District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Tan Vien, Cao Son, Quí Minh, Long Linh, Lady Cam.
Characteristics: Nhap tich sacrifice (recognize a member of village), main feast sacrifice, Tong tich sacrifice (unrecognized member to a village), Yen vi sacrifice, confucian scholars sacrifice, and mask dance.
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Van Phuc Communal House Festival

Time: the 9th day of the second lunar month.
Place: 32 Doi Can Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Linh Lang Royal Highest (according to the legend, he is the 4th son of King Ly Thanh Tong), Mother Thien Tien Ly Hue Tong.
Characteristics: A procession, drum dance, vieing for red silk.
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Ve Communal House Festival

Time: the 9th to the 11th day of the second lunar month.
Place: Dong Ngac Commune, Tu Liem District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Saint Doc Cuoc son tien (Saint of fairy mountain), Le Khoi - a meritorious official of Le Dynasty, Earth genie.
Characteristics: Contest of reciting poem, ca tru singing. The specialities are khoai cake and rattan and bamboo products.
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Vieing for ball Festival in Vien Noi

Time: 8th day of the first lunar month.
Place: Vien Noi Hamlet, Van Noi Commune, Dong Anh District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: General Dong Vinh, General Chung Bao.
Characteristics: Procession of Than Cau (God of Ball) and sacrifices - offering ceremony of Than Cau. It involves the games using “ông Móc” to vie for ball.
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Vinh Ninh Communal House Festival

Time: 13th day of the fifth lunar month.
Place: Vinh Quynh Commune, Thanh Tri District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Nang Tia, general of Hai Ba Trung.
Characteristics: Worshipping ancestor, traditional procession of god, mock battle performance.
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Vo Village Festival

Time: 9th day of the fourth lunar month.
Place: Hoi Xo Hamlet, Phu Dong Commune, Gia Lam District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Duc Hoa Bao Chinh and two his younger sisters.
Characteristics: Tiger dance.
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Voi Phuc Temple Festival

Time: The 9th to the 11th day of the second lunar month.
Place: Ngoc Khanh Ward, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Linh Lang Royal Highest - the God defends the West (the son of Ly Thanh Tong).
Characteristics: The contest of lifting stone to select strong man.
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Vong Thi Festival

Time: The 30th day of the ninth lunar month.
Place: Vong Thi Village, Buoi Ward, Tay Ho District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Muc Than who had merit of saving King Ly Nhan Tong on West Lake.
Characteristics: Worshipping, cock fighting, tuong singing.
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Vong Village

Location: Vong Village is in Cau Giay District, 7km from centre of Hanoi.
Characteristic: This village is famous for com making.
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Vu Shrine Festival in Xuan Dinh

Time: The 10th day of the second lunar month.
Place: Xuan Dinh Commune, Tu Liem District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Vu Phuc (Mr. Dau), Do Thi Thien (Mrs. Dau).
Characteristics: A palanquin procession, contests of giay cake, che kho (soft green-lentil cake).
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Vua Pagoda Festival

Time: 5th to 9th day of the first lunar month.
Place: Vua Pagoda, Pho Hue Ward, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: De Thich.
Characteristics: Contest of human chess.
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Worshipping Water-nymph Festival

Time: The 10th day of the second lunar month.
Place: Linh Dam Hamlet, Hoang Liet Ward, Hoang Mai District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Bao Ninh (water-nymph).
Characteristics: Offering fish feast (without head), human chess playing, duck catching, boat rowing.
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Xuan Duc Village Festival

Time: Spring Festival: 4th day of the first lunar month. National Ancestor commemorating festival: 12th day to the 14th day of the tenth lunar month.
Place: Xuan Duc Village, Tan Minh Commune, Soc Son District, Hanoi
Objects of worship: Lac Long Quan, Au Co.
Characteristics: Huc cau game. The ball symbolizes for the sun, is pained red, made by lôc thông wood, and weighs about 60 - 70kg.
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Xuan Lai Temple Festival

Time: 4th day of the first lunar month.
Place: Xuan Lai Hamlet, Xuan Thu Commune, Soc Son District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Saint Dong.
Characteristics:Wrestling, carrying water and making fire for rice cooking contest, striving for flags and "mo tugging" game.
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Xuan Non Village Festival

Time: the 11th day of the tenth lunar month.
Place: Luong Qui Hamlet, Dong Anh District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Three generals: Mr. Thong, Mr. Qui, and Mr. Giang.
Characteristics: Rice cooking contest (7 steps: cut betel-nut into segments and prepare betel quid, card running, water pulling, rice husking, chicken catching and killing, and cooking rice). The contest recall the tale of training sodiers of three generals.
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Yen Noi Village Festival

Time: the 10th day of the second lunar month.
Place: Lien Mac Commune, Tu Liem District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Bach Hac Tam Giang, Princess Tuc Chinh.
Characteristics: Custom of establishing a relationship between neighbour villages to take part in the festival. Offering is only ordinary rice, sesame and salt (roasted and crushed). Mock battle of throwing sand game.
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Yen Phu Incense Village

Location: Yen Phu Incense Village is in the Yen Phu city gate, located on the edge of the mysterious West Lake in Tay Ho District , Hanoi.
Characteristic: Besides the ornamental fish breeding, inhabitants in the village have done incense for long time.
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Yen Thai Village Festival

Time: the 10th day of the second lunar month.
Place: Yen Thai Village, Buoi Ward, Tay Ho District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Vu Phuc Chieu Ung Royal Highest and his wife - Lady Thuan Chinh (Mr. and Mrs. Dau).
Characteristics: Steamed glutinous rice, barbecued beef meat, glutinous rice, boiling pullets. Games: swinging, contests of flower and spring bonsai.
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