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Festival celebrates ancient village

Update: March, 02/2015 - 08:29

Tuy Loan festival with a procession of certificates conferred by the Nguyen dynasty on the village founders in 1470. — VNA/VNS Photo Tran Le Lam

DA NANG (VNS) — Thousands of local people and visitors flocked to a traditional festival in Tuy Loan village in the suburban district of Hoa Vang in Central Viet Nam at the weekend.

The festival, which felt on Saturday, started with a procession of certificates conferred by the Nguyen dynasty on the village founders in 1470 on the ninth day of the lunar January.

The festival centred around the worship of the patron saints in the commune house, built in 1899.

Village people enjoyed different activities, such as folk games, grilling rice-cakes, boat races, making glutinous rice cakes and art performances on the 10th lunar day of January

The commune was recognised as a national culture relic in 1999.

The 500-year-old village is known for its production of my Quang (flat rice noodles), rice cakes and organic vegetables. — VNS



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