Festivals in Ha Tinh

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Chieu Trung Temple Festival

Time: The 3rd day of the fifth lunar month.
Place: Thach Kim Commune, Thach Ha District, Ha Tinh Province.
Objects of worship: Le Khoi (Chieu Trung Dai Vuong) – a famous General of Le Dynasty.
Characteristics: Boat racing, cock fighting.

Hoi Thong Village Festival

Time: The 3rd day of the second lunar month .
Place: Hoi Thong Village, Xuan Hoi Commune, Nghi Xuan District, Ha Tinh Province.
Characteristics: Cau ngu ceremony is held both on land and water. After that is the boat racing festival on Lam River.

My Duong Festival

Time: The 17th day of the twelfth lunar month.
Place: Xuan My Commune, Nghi Xuan District, Ha Tinh Province.
Objects of worship: The village’s tutelary god and Mountain Genie.
Characteristics: Worshipping god of hunting by wild beast (hunting guild is split in two groups: the water procession is held by the first group on boat to Mong Ga Mountain to worship Mountain Genie, the other procession is held by the second group to go around the village.

Nhuong Ban Festival

Time: The 30th day of the sixth lunar month.
Place: Cam Nhuong, Cam Xuyen District, Ha Tinh Province.
Objects of worship: Lady Hoang Can (the imperial concubine of King Tran Due Tong in the 14th century), Mr. Dong Dao, who created rudder.
Characteristics: Setting up altar near the river, incense offering, prayers.

Phan Xa Festival

Time: 7th to the 15th day of the first lunar month.
Place: Nghi Xuan District, Ha Tinh Province.
Characteristics: Opening rice paddies ceremony.

Tong Trung Festival

Time: The second lunar month.
Place: Tien Dien Commune, Nghi Xuan District, Ha Tinh Province.
Objects of worship: The village’s tutelary god.
Characteristics: Worshipping the village’s tutelary god in the communal house, worshipping the sky, the earth, praying for good crops.

Xuan Dien Festival

Time: 4th to the 8th day of the first lunar month.
Place: Phan Xa Village, Ich Hau Commune, Can Loc District, Ha Tinh Province.
Objects of worship: God of Tam Lang.
Characteristics: A dao