Ha Noi Vietnam Cultural Travel Dam Village Festival

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.


Dam Village is an old village at the suburb of Hanoi. The Dam Communal House worships Saint Tam Giang, also called Bach Hac Tam Giang. The Dam Village Festival takes place at the communal house. The river section (about 1 km) where hold boat racing called Dam Lagoon.

Ceremonies in the festival: Saint procession, sacrifices at the communal house, Saint thanksgiving, and procession of the saint to the shrine.

During the festival, there are many games taken place: the exciting boat race on the river, releasing doves, contests of boi chess and cock fighting... The fireworks burning ceremony is the ending of the festival.