Whale Festival has been, for centuries, the biggest water festival of the
fishermen in Quang Nam, Danang province. The worshipping of the whale is
not only about paying respect to their God, but also about ensuring
prosperity for the villagers. This festival last for two days in the
middle of the 3rd lunar month. On this occasion, the whale temple, as well
as all the houses and boats, are beautifully decorated. The peace offering
in the first evening at the whale temple by village elders. Offerings,
which do not contain seafoods, are given while the oration is read out.
The ceremony is held to respect the Whale God and to pray for the safety
and prosperity of the village.
Cau Ngu Festival
traditional festival of lower Thai Duong Village in Huong Hai Commune of
Huong Dien District is organized annually on the 12th day of the 1st lunar
month in memory of the village tutelary genie Truong Quy Cong. His alias
is Truong Thieu, and he was a native of the North who came to the village
to settle, teach the locals how to fish, and trade junks.
Elephant Race Festival
festival is held in the spring, around the 3rd month of the lunar
calendar. It is usually held in Don Village or in forests near the Sevepoi
River (Dac Lak). The race track is on even ground where there are only has
a few big trees. The width of the track is large enough for 10 elephants
to stand in a line at the same time and the length of the track runs 1-2
Hon Chen Temple Festival
Hon Chen Temple Festival is organized twice every year in the 3rd and the
7th lunar months.
Kate Festival is held annually by the Cham ethnic group who inhabit the An
Phuoc District of Ninh Thuan Province. The Kate Festival ia held on
the first ten days of the seventh month of the Cham Calendar (this
cooresponds with September or October). The Kate Festival is an
occasion for the Cham people to express their venerability to their god.
This god is considered the creator of the universe and is thought of as a
national hero. During this festival, people go on a pilgrimage to
the holy land of My Son and visit their friends and family.
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