Hoi An is not only known for its beautiful poetic scenery, rich and delicious cuisines. But also mentioned as the city of traditional festival that must not be missed, this is like a beauty of consciousness.
1. Thien Hau Thanh Mau Festival
The Thien Hau Thanh Mau worshiping ceremony takes place every 23 – 3 lunar year at Phuoc Kien Assembly Hall. The ceremony originated from the beliefs of the ancient Chinese merchants. In order to commemorate and be grateful to the goddess Thien Hau Thanh Mau. Who regularly helps the seafaring people when encountering woes, storms and storms, bringing peace on the sea both for ships and boats.
According to the knowledgeable old people who lived here. They said Thien Hau, whose ancestor is in Bo Dien district, Fujian province in China. She carries the surname Lam, the common name is Mac Nuong. living in the Tong Dynasty, because “Nguyen Trung Bi Phap” should predict natural disasters, except to chase evil spirits, helping people to have peace and smooth sailing when sailing off to sea fishing and catching. Therefore, she was worshiped by the people as a saint and called Linh Hien Thong Nu.
When the Chinese came to live and do business in Hoi An city. They built a clubhouse to worship the gods including Thien Hau Thanh Mau, on the day of Thien Thien’s birth in the world on the 22nd and 23rd. The local people organize festivals, if traveling to Hoi An at this time, you will be immersed in the festival.
2. Thanh Ha pottery village festival
Thanh Ha pottery village is aprominent Hoi An destination, which not only contains the colors of traditional villages. But also possesses diverse cultural features. The festival is held on the 10th day of the first lunar month every year, everyone everywhere comes to Thanh Ha – the famous pottery village to honor the death anniversary of the gods and careers for a peaceful year. The village developed, the economy of the people went up.
Tourists visiting Hoi An often visit Thanh Ha pottery village festival to have fun and relaxing moments.
3. Cau Bong Association
If you travel to Hoi An on the 7th and 8th lunar year every year in Tra Que vegetable village, Cam Ha commune, Hoi An city, Quang Nam province. You will be able to attend Cau Bong festival. With the same meaning as the ritual to pray for a new year of bumper vegetables, the rain is favorable for the air, peace and happiness for the villagers. The offering of sacrifices must necessarily include a castrated rooster with flowers. Specially on the back of a bamboo knife, five bright red sticky rice with five roses and a white glass.
In addition to the ceremony, there are many fun activities. Such as: hoe soil test and shrimp making with Tra Que aromatic ray. It’s a typical dish that people here often use to visit guests from outside to visit the village.
Cau Bong festival in Tra Que vegetable village today has become a tourist attraction. Because with the unique culture of craft villages. It’s a great ideal to bringing harmony to the villagers here.
4. Long Chu festival
The festival is held on the 15th of the seventh lunar month in the sea village of Hoi An town. This is an opportunity for residents living in the village to crack down on diseases and diseases at the time of the transition. The festival continues to process Long Chu (dragon boat). It’s a majestic symbol to eliminate the epidemic of diseases made of bamboo and cloth paper from the family to the wharf, pushing rafts and boats to the sea.
5. Nest bird ancestor anniversary
Every year, on the 9th and 10th March of the lunar calendar of the people of Tien Hiep island. The festival is held to pray for the peace and quiet of the previous generations. has great merit with the Salanganes’Nest industry.
Holidays with many rich activities. Such as: nesting sacrifices, fun fishing village festival, boat tug on the sea, horizontal racing, blindfolding, the night of Cu Lao festival. Also it’s very interesting at food market with lots of delicious dishes Products in Cu Lao Cham. Come here and join to the festival can also enjoy wine soaked from bird eggs, precious sea products, delicious sea cucumbers and abalone.
Coming to the festival in the city of Hoi An. It’s a great to have good memories can not forget, cultivate more knowledge about the customs and traditions of folk festivals. Sure to be impressive during your travel Hoi An ever.