Festivals in Hung Yen

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An Xa Village Festival

Time: The 1st day of the twelfth lunar month.
Place: An Xa Village, Toan Thang Commune, Kim Dong District, Hung Yen Province.
Objects of worship: Village’s tutelary god Anh Lang – Duc Van Royal Highest in the reign of Hung Due Vuong who had merit of helping people in the region to escape famine.
Characteristics: Ceremony of recalling the embodied day of the An Xa village’s tutelary god.

Ban Village Yen Nhan Festival

Time: 11th day of the fourth lunar month.
Place: Ban Town, Yen Nhan Village, My Hao District, Hung Yen Province.
Objects of worship: General Doan Thuong (Dong Hai Royal Highest) of Ly Dynasty.
Characteristics: Procession, boi chess, cock fighting, hau dong, sortilege.

Chu Dong Tu Festival

Time: From the 10th to the 12th day of the second lunar month.
Place: Da Hoa Temple and Da Trach Temple, Khoai Chau District, Hung Yen Province.
Objects of worship: Chu Dong Tu and his two wives: Princess Tien Dung and Princess Tay Sa.
Characteristics: The procession of 9 communes from communal houses to Da Hoa Temple; the water procession from Hong River (Red River) to Da Trach Temple of 8 other communes; trong quan singing.

Co Le Hamlet Festival

Time: The 10th day of the twelfth lunar month.
Place: Co Le Hamlet, An Thi District, Hung Yen Province.
Objects of worship: Village’s tutelary gods – three meritorious officials (Tuan, Chieu, Minh) in the reign of Hung Due Vuong, who had merit of fighting Thuc troops.
Characteristics: Singing and chess playing.

Duong Phuc Festival

Time: 16th day of the eleventh lunar month.
Place: Kim Dong District, Hung Yen Province.
Objects of worship:Village’s tutelary god Trinh Phuc Tu Hoa Doan Trang Thanh Mau Royal Highest who died but always appear with supernatural power in helping villagers to avoid robbery danger.
Characteristics: Commemoration of the embodied day of the village’s tutelary god.

Ghenh Temple Festival

Time: From the 5th to the 16th day of the third lunar month.
Place: Nhu Quynh Town, Van Lam District, Hung Yen Province.
Objects of worship: Queen mother Y Lan (the wife of King Ly Thanh Tong and the mother of Ly Nhan Tong), had merit of putting the court in order and reigning the country when the King himself conduct the battle.
Characteristics: Sacrifices -offering ceremony, a big procession.

Hien Street

Location: In Hung Yen Town today, 60km from Hanoi.
Characteristics: There is still a whole architectural complex of 60 historical vestiges, 100 engraved stelae, and many temples and pagodas in Hien Street

Kim Dang Festival

Time: The 17th day of the eleventh lunar month.
Place: Kim Dong District, Hung Yen Province.
Objects of worship: Village’s tutelary god – Te The Ho Quoc, and his wife Moi Nuong Trinh Thuc, who assisted Dinh Tien Hoang in quelling 12 vassals.
Characteristics: Commemoration of the embodied day of the village’s tutelary god.

Mai Vien Festival

Time: 2nd day of the eighth lunar month.
Place: Kim Dong District, Hung Yen Province.
Objects of worship: The village’s tutelary gods (Two princesses – Ao Do Dai Vuong mandarins).
Characteristics: Offerings are black pig, steamed glutinous rice, wine, and singing.

Man Tru Commune Festival

Time: The 2nd day of the seventh lunar month.
Place: Khoai Chau District, Hung Yen Province.
Objects of worship: Seven Royal Highest mandarins (Hai, Linh, Long, Loi, Luong, Nhao, Son) in the reign of Hung Vuong, who had merit of quelling a revolt in Hung Hoa.
Characteristics: The offerings include buffalo, goat, pig; and entertainment.

Minh Tap Commune Festival

Time: The 2nd day of the eleventh lunar month.
Place: Khoai Chau District, Hung Yen Province.
Objects of worship: Village’s tutelary god – Uy Muc Oai Linh Dai Vuong (in the reign of Hung Due Vuong) who had merit of fighting Thuc troops and his soul always appear with great power in helping King Ly Nam De fight against drought and give famine relief for people.

Nam Tri Festival

Time: The 4th day of the sixth lunar month.
Place: An Thi District, Hung Yen Province.
Objects of worship: Three village’s tutelary gods: Bao, Lang, Bien (the 2nd century BC), who had merit of fighting cruel people, making medicine to cure people.
Characteristics: Offerings include chicken, steamed glutinous rice, rice wine.

Phu Ung Festival

Time: 12th to the 15th day of the first lunar month.
Place: Phu Ung Commune, An Thi District, Hung Yen Province.
Objects of worship: Pham Ngu Lao (famous general of Tran Hung Dao).
Characteristics: Incense-offering ceremony.

Thanh Sam Festival

Time: The 2nd day of the fifth lunar month.
Place: Kim Dong District, Hung Yen Province.
Objects of worship: Tutelary god Huong Thien, Dao Quang (the reign of Hung Due Vuong), who had merit of fighting Thuc troop.
Characteristics: The festival recalls the embodied day of tutelary god.

Tho Hoang Hamlet Festival

Time: The 1st day of the tenth lunar month.
Place: Tho Hoang Hamlet, An Thi Town, An Thi District, Hung Yen Province.
Objects of worship: Tutelary god of hamlet Bui Dao Vuong Phuc Than who had merit of assisting Trieu Quang Phuc in fighting Luong troops.
Characteristics: Offerings are incense and flower, vegetarian meal, banh day; singing and fun games.

Tram Nhi Festival

Time: The 4th day of the fifth lunar month and the 12th day of the eleventh lunar month.
Place: An Thi District, Hung Yen Province.
Objects of worship: The village’s tutelary god – Princess Lien Hoa (daughter of King Dinh Tien Hoang), who had put down a revolt of 12 vassals with her father.
Characteristics: The vegetarian offerings of put on the upper table. Pork, chicken, steamed glutinous rice, wine, all put on the lower table.

Tu Phap Pagoda Festival

Time: The 8th day of the fourth lunar month.
Place: Van Lam District, Hung Yen Province.
Objects of worship: Four female deities:  Phap Van (Cloud Deity), Phap Vu (Rain Deity), Phap Loi (Thunder Deity) and Phap Dien (Light Deity).
Characteristics: Festival of exchanging visitors and helpers in some villages, a great procession of villages that worship Ladies but only processions of three Ladies Van, Vu, Loi come to Lady Dien. The villagers believe that if Lady Dien is taken out of the pagoda, the village will fire.