Festival in January

January and February are the most interesting festive months in the year, in Vietnam. Plenty of the festivals and special events would be organized throughout Vietnam in this occasion.



Traditional festivals in Vinh Phuc province:

Mau Lan Festival
Time: The 12th day of the twelfth lunar month.
Location: Khai Quang Commune, Vinh Yen Town, Vinh Phuc Province.
Objects of worship: The village's tutelary god.
Activities: Dance of offering to god, the rite of battle sacrifice: two people cut off pig's head, take pig's head to dance offering god (at night), mo dance (thing symbolizing male and female genitals).
 
Traditional festivals in Hung Yen province:
 
Co Le Hamlet Festival
Time: The 10th day of the twelfth lunar month.
Location: 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.
Activities: Singing and chess playing.
 
Traditional festivals in Ha Tay province:
 
Dinh Mai Festival
Time: The 20th day of the twelfth lunar month.
Location: Thanh Mai Commune, Thanh Oai District, Ha Tay Province.
Objects of worship: Ha Khoi Royal Highest, who had merit of assistant Dinh Bo Linh quelling vassal of Do Canh Thac - who ruled Thanh Oai Region
Activities: Making sacrifice to the god, Chinese chess, cock fighting.
 
Traditional festivals in Ha Tinh province:
 
My Duong Festival
Time: The 17th day of the twelfth lunar month.
Location: Xuan My Commune, Nghi Xuan District, Ha Tinh Province.
Objects of worship: The village's tutelary god and Mountain Genie.
Activities: Worshipping god of hunting by wild beast (hunting guild is split in two groups: the water procession is held by the first group on boat to Mong Ga Mountain to worship Mountain Genie, the other procession is held by the second group to go around the village.
 
Traditional festivals in Thua Thien - Hue province
 
Thai Duong Festival
Time: 23rd day of the twelfth lunar month.
Location: Thai Duong Village, Thuan An Commune, Phu Vang District, Thua Thien Hue Province.
Objects of worship: Goddess Thai Duong (miraculous mystical stone).
Activities: Procession of the Goddess to Thai Duong Shrine for making sacrifice gian.

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