Vietnam Festival

Westerners have Mothers’ Day to be proud of, the Vietnamese treasure their seventh full moon of lunar calendar ("Mua Vu Lan") as a time to express filial piety to their parents, especially their gratefulness and appreciation to their mother.

 

The Praying for good fortune Festival of the Thai in Mai Chau. Every family prepares worshipping meal to set table in common shrine follow the principles: this year the offering is chicken, next year the offering is pig.

 

Offerings to sacrifice to genies include the food made from banana: banana, banana inflorescense, banana core, 7 - colour steamed glutinous rice which symbolize

 

From the 1st to the 3rd day of Chet month (according to Buddhist calendar, equivalent to the 12th to 15th day of April by solar calendar).

 

Contest of pounding com, ceremonies of offering the moon, calling the moon, giao duyen singing, det cui (weaving) dancing, nom singing of the Tay.

 

Worship to the Mountain Deity, black pig offering, con throwing and giao duyen singing.

 

Spring festival, giao duyen singing (boys and girls sing traditional love to express their love for each other), tam tinh singing (boys and girls sing a song that express their sentiment).

 

Time: The thin day of the first lunar month.
Place: Ta Van Commune, Sa Pa District, Lao Cai Province.
Objects of worship: The Heaven, the Earth, the God of rice.

 

Harvest Festival is held after harvesting bumper crop in the 10th lunar month. During the Harvest Festival, the Muong also worship parents, ancestors..
The Vietnamese are deeply vested in the belief of the Lunar Calendar. Despite most activities these days go on with the Gregorian one, people still keep track of dates the old way. Many holidays and festivals are held on the occasions of the moon.
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