Nam Dinh Festival


Nam Dinh Festival

Vieng Fair

Nam Dinh Festival

Vieng Fair

Nam Dinh Festival

Vieng Fair

8th of the 1st lunar month

Vieng market takes places once a year at Trung Thanh Hamlet, Kim Thai Commune, Vu Ban District, Nam Dinh. The unique charateristic of the market is that many of goods are secondhland garden tools or family use items such as ploughs, axes, bowls, and plates. In addition, flower and ornamental plants are also staples. Burned veal is also a specialty of the fair. Rows of stalls selling this dish attach a large number of customers. Particularly, at this market, the sellers never overcharge and buyers never bargain. This custom origins from a spiritual coneption of Vietnamese people. They think that both sellers and buyers will have a good new year if they can sell or purchase a certain item. For that reason, Vieng fair is also known as Cau may.

Phu Day Festival

Nam Dinh Festival

Phu Day Festival

Nam Dinh Festival

Phu Day Festival

3rd of the 3rd lunar month

The Phu Day Site, in Vu Ban District, is the location of the cult of Goddess Lieu Hanh, one of the four Vietnamese immortals, according to the popular tradition. The 3rd day of the festival is the most impor-tant. The main ceremonies include the Holy Morther procession and a tug-of-war competi-tion. Be-sides, there are performances of cheo traditional theatre, hat trong quan songs accompanied by tambourines, wresling cock-fights, and chess.

Co Le Pagoda Festival

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Co Le Pagoda Festival

Nam Dinh Festival

Co Le Pagoda Festival

Co Le Pagoda belongs to Co Le Village in Truc Ninh District, more than 100km from Ha Noi, 15km from Nam Dinh by National Road 21. The pagoda is a great architectural work, a minging of the best Vietnamese traditional architectural with European influences, set in a landscape overshadowed by trees. As such, Co Le Pagoda has been a very famous site of the Red River Detal since the 12th cantury.

Tran Temple Festival

Nam Dinh Festival

Tran Temple Festival

Nam Dinh Festival

Tran Temple Festival

20th of the 8th lunar month

Tran Temple Festival is held annually on the death anniversary of General Tran Hung Dao. It take place at the historical site of the Tran Dynasty at the outskirts of Nam Dinh. The festival includes solemn rituals, such as palanquin procession, and traditional cultural activities. In addtidion, tourists can also visit nearbly Thien Truong, Bao Loc and Co Trach Temple, and Tran Hung Dao statue.

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