Updated  
February, 07 2014 08:46:12

First lunar month big for festivals

The first lunar month has the largest number of festivals of all the calendar months, which means more visitors to the country.

The festivals include Huong Pagoda Festival in Ha Noi, Yen Tu Pagoda Festival in Quang Ninh Province, Lim Festival and Ba Chua Kho Festival in Bac Ninh Province, Tran Temple Festival in Nam Dinh Province and Chua Keo Pagoda Festival in Thai Binh Province.

Lim Festival will be held on February 12 in Tien Du District. The festival is famous for folk song performances called quan ho, which are a dialogue performance between male singers and female singers. Bamboo swinging, wrestling, human chess and weaving competitions are also on show.

The Tran Temple Festival will open on February 11 to commemorate the Kings of the Tran Dynasty (1225-1400).

The main ritual of the festival is the seal opening ceremony. — VNS



Send Us Your Comments:
Name:
Your E-mail address:
Title:
 

VietNamNews may edit your comments and not all emails will be published.

Highlight

Authorities step in to save old trees 1    Authorities step in to save old trees

The Ha Noi People's Committee has asked Ha Noi Urban Railway Management Unit to try to avoid chopping down many old trees to make way for a future metro line.

Young travellers rescue bus accident victims Young travellers rescue bus accident victims

A group of 16 young Vietnamese motorbikers were first on the scene at last Monday's tragic bus accident on its way from the resort town of Sa Pa, which killed 13 of the 50 passengers on a sleeper bus.

Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water

People living in apartment buildings of the capital's new urban areas are expressing concern over poor-quality tap water.

Minister acts on highway peril Minister acts on highway peril

The Ministry of Transport has urged Lao Cai People's Committee to co-ordinate the completion of the highway linking Noi Bai airport with Lao Cai and the resort town of Sa Pa.

VN film triumphs at Venice festival VN film triumphs at Venice festival

A film by Vietnamese female director Nguyen Hoang Diep beat seven other foreign debut features to win the Best Film prize at the 2014 Venice International Film Festival's International Critics' Week.