Updated  
March, 07 2014 09:01:18

Vung Tau holds water festival

VUNG TAU (VNS) — Nghinh Co Festival, one of largest water festivals of fishermen in the southern coastal region, will be held on March 10-12 at the Co Temple in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province's Long Hai Town. The event, held annually on February 10-12 of lunar calendar, honours a young girl named Le Thi Hong Thuy, who died two centuries ago.

Legends say that the girl from Ninh Thuan Province's Phan Rang City, died after falling into the sea when her boat which was travelling to the town, was hit by a storm. Local people decided to bury her on Co Son Hill and built the Co Temple nearby to honour her. Legends say that after she died, she visited people in dreams to warn them about sea conditions and disasters to protect local people.

Every year, thousands of people from the southern and south-central regions attend the festival. The event has several activities, including traditional games like lion dances, a boat race, fish and duck catching contests. — VNS



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

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

Highlight

Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier

Seventy-nine-year-old former Vietnamese commando Lam Son Nao still feels uncomfortable whenever he thinks about the moment he tried to recover 84 kilos of explosives that had been left near the USNS Core aircraft carrier.

When festivals lose sight of the people 1    When festivals lose sight of the people

Last year I visited George Town in Penang, Malaysia. I was excited to find a lot of similarities between it and my hometown, Hue.

Cultural events lead to fireworks competition 1    Cultural events lead to fireworks competition

An International cuisine event will be held in the central city as a lead up to this weekend's scheduled seventh Da Nang International Fireworks Competition, a contest between teams representing five countries.

Da Nang to monitor trees with GIS 1    Da Nang to monitor trees with GIS

Da Nang plans to use the geographic information system (GIS) in the city's public tree management work, the municipal People's Committee spokesman Vo Van Thuong said.

Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys

The Nghe An Province's environmental crimes division said this morning that it has detained a man for allegedly trafficking monkeys following a tip-off.