Festivals in Hue

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An Truyen Festival

Time: 16th day of the seventh lunar month.
Place: Phu Vang District, Thua Thien-Hue Province.
Objects of worship: God of opening rice paddies Ho Quang Lanh and families Nguyen, Huynh, Doan.
Characteristics: Procession of god, chess playing, cock fighting.

Chi Long Village Festival

Time: 12th to the 13th day of the sixth lunar month. The main festival day on the 13th day of the sixth lunar month.
Place: Phong Chuong Commune, Phong Dien District, Thua Thien Hue Province.
Objects of worship: Lady Dai Cang (in the 15th century), who had merit of escorting 4 heads of clan (Le, Nguyen, Vo, Tran) reclaimed wasteland and set up the village.
Characteristics: Ky phuoc ceremony, procession of heads of clan’s votive tablets, túc yêt ceremony (includes: reading funeral oration, bong dancing, incense offering). The offerings include the whole pig and ox. After worshipping, some offerings are put on paper boat and floated on river. The custom of avoiding going to the forest and no fire from morning to evening.

Co Bi Village Festival

Time: 23rd day of the fifth lunar month
Place: Co Bi Village, Phong Son Commune, Phong Dien District, Thua Thien-Hue Province.
Objects of worship: God of the opening rice paddies.
Characteristics:  Procession of worship-conferring diploma from Dinh Shrine to the communal house, chess playing, cock fighting.

Gia Lac Spring Fair Festival

Time: 1st to the 3rd day of the first lunar month.
Place: Phu Thuong Commune, Phu Vang District, Thua Thien-Hue Province.
Objects of worship: Dinh Vien Cong, 6th son of King Gia Long.
Characteristics: Spring festive holiday, organized only in 3 days of Tet every year.

Hon Chen Temple Festival

Time: The 3rdday of the third lunar month (spring festival) and the seventh lunar month (autumn festival).
Place: Ngoc Tran Mountain and Hai Cat Communal House, Huong Tra District, Thua Thien Hue Province.
Objects of worship: The Holy Mother Thien Y A Na (Mother of homeland), who created the land and the tree, the forest and taught people the art of growing these trees.
Characteristics: Having a procession on the Huong River.

Minh Huong Festival

Time: From the 14th to the 16th day of the seventh lunar month.
Place:Minh Huong Village, Dien Hai Commune, Phong Dien District, Thua Thien-Hue Province.
Objects of worship: God of the opening rice paddies.
Characteristics: Procession of god, boat racing, great worshipping is held in once every 3-year.

Phong Son Sacrifices-offering Ceremony

Time: 7th day of the first lunar month.
Place: Phong Son Commune, Phong Dien District, Thua Thien-Hue Province.
Objects of worship: God of stone.
Characteristics: The opening ceremony of the year: During this day, people cast a net or go to the forest by waterways for hunting.

Phu Cam Conical Hat Village

Location: Phu Cam Village is also known as Phuoc Vinh Ward, lying right in Hue inner city, south of An Cuu river bank.
Characteristics: Hue conical hat or Phu Cam conical hat has not only a beautiful form but also modest color. It is light and so thin that light seems to pierce through it. Through natural light, one can see Hue landscapes with verses engraved on paper placed between two layers of leaves.

Phu Xuan Communal House Festival

Time: 5th to the 6th day of the sixth lunar month
Place: Thai Phien Street, Tay Loc Ward, Hue City, Thua Thien Hue Province.
Objects of worship: The genies of founding the village.
Characteristics: Tam sinh sacrifice (use three animals: ox, pig, and goat as offerings to sacrifice to the god).

Thai Duong Festival

Time: 23rd day of the twelfth lunar month.
Place: Thai Duong Village, Thuan An Commune, Phu Vang District, Thua Thien Hue Province.
Objects of worship: Goddess Thai Duong (miraculous mystical stone).
Characteristics:  Procession of the Goddess to Thai Duong Shrine for making sacrifice gian.

Thanh Phuoc Festival

Time: 22nd day of the sixth lunar month.
Place: Thanh Phuoc Village, Huong Phong Commune, Huong Tra District, Thua Thien-Hue Province.
Objects of worship: Village’s tutelary god Phan Niem, who followed King Le Thanh Tong to Binh Chiem fighting invaders and his wife, Lady Ky Thach (stone goddess). People worship them in the shrine.
Characteristics: Procession.

The wrestling competitions Festival of Sinh Village

Time: 9th to the 10th day of the first lunar month.
Place: Lai An Village, Phu Mau Commune, Phu Vang District, Thua Thien Hue  Province.
Characteristics: Traditional wrestle festival.