Ha Noi Vietnam Cultural Travel Ngu Xa Festival

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.


The bat cong palanquin procession is carried by 36 young and strong youths, going around the village. In the anniversary of the ancestor's death, people eat steamed glutinous rice, meat of pig's head dipped in salt and bean sprouts sour. The offerings on the anniversary of the death of ancestor are prepared by the 3 families: Nguyen, Tran, and Le which include steamed glutinous rice, gelded cocks, sweet short cake (banh khao - made of roast glutinous rice flour), green bean cake (banh dau).

Ngu Xa Spring Festival also exhibits productions of bronze casting. Casters display these products on the row of tables covered by bright red cloth: dinh, vases, cranes, Buddha statues, tigers, dragons... Besides, villagers even hold cock fighting contest.