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This page provides information on Vietnam traditional festivals in December

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Festivals in December

Provinces: Ben Tre, Hanoi, Hung Yen, Thai Binh

See Vietnam lunar calendar

Traditional festivals in Hung Yen province:
Vietnam traditional festivals in December An Xa Village Festival
Time: The 1st day of the twelfth lunar month.
Location: An Xa Village, Toan Thang Commune, Kim Dong District, Hung Yen Province.
Objects of worship: Village's tutelary god Anh Lang - Duc Van Royal Highest in the reign of Hung Due Vuong who had merit of helping people in the region to escape famine.
Activities: Ceremony of recalling the embodied day of the An Xa village's tutelary god.
Vietnam traditional festivals in December Duong Phuc Festival
Time: 16th day of the eleventh lunar month.
Location: Kim Dong District, Hung Yen Province.
Objects of worship: Village's tutelary god Trinh Phuc Tu Hoa Doan Trang Thanh Mau Royal Highest who died but always appear with supernatural power in helping villagers to avoid robbery danger.
Activities: Commemoration of the embodied day of the village's tutelary god.
Vietnam traditional festivals in December Kim Dang Festival
Time: The 17th day of the eleventh lunar month.
Location: Kim Dong District, Hung Yen Province.
Objects of worship: Village's tutelary god - Te The Ho Quoc, and his wife Moi Nuong Trinh Thuc, who assisted Dinh Tien Hoang in quelling 12 vassals.
Activities: Commemoration of the embodied day of the village's tutelary god.

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Traditional festivals in Thai Binh province:
Vietnam traditional festivals in December An Co Village Festival
Time: The 15th day of the eleventh lunar month.
Location: Thuy An Commune, Thai Thuy District, Thai Binh Province.
Objects of worship: Village's tutelary god - Nam Hai Dai Vuong - Pham Hai who had merit of encouraging people produce, protecting crops, excluding natural calamity, epidemic diseases.
Activities: Procession of tutelary god, sacrifices-offering ceremony (24 worshipping people wear felt hats, mandarin's boots, armour with specific ceremonies), chess playing, wrestling and cheo singing in the yard of communal house.

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Traditional festivals in Hanoi City:
Vietnam traditional festivals in December Manh Tan Village Festival
Time: 10th day of the eleventh lunar month.
Location: Manh Tan Hamlet, Thuy Lam Commune, Dong Anh District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Duong Giang, Ly trieu Quoc Mau (mother of the country of Ly Dynasty).
Activities: Palanquin procession, sacrifices-offering ceremony, traditional wrestling.

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Traditional festivals in Ben Tre province:
Vietnam traditional festivals in December Phu Le Communal House Festival
Time: From the 18th to the 19th day of the third lunar month (Ky Yen Festival) and the 9th to the 10th day of the eleventh lunar month (Cau Bong Festival)
Location: Phu Khuong Hamlet, Phu Le Commune, Ba Tri District, Ben Tre Province.
Objects of worship: The village's tutelary god.
Activities: Ky Yen festival: praying for good weather, Cau Bong festival: praying for good crops, god honor-conferring diploma procession, worshipping Tien hien, Hau hien (sages of former time who breaking ground and opening rice paddies), boi singing.

Source: Vietnam Nation Administration of Tourism

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