Updated on : Thứ Hai, 24/06/2013 - 6:03 CH
Chuong Village Festival
VGP – Chuong Village is located near the Day River in Thanh Oai District Ha Noi and famous for not only the traditional craft of making palm leaf conical hats but also a village festival with unique traditional culture.

The Chuong Village Festival is held every March 10 of the lunar calendar – Photo: VNP

The Chuong Village Festival is held on March 10 of the lunar calendar to commemorate Bo Cai Dai Vuong (Great King) Phung Hung.

In the early morning, the locals flock to the village pagoda and communal house to attend the festival.

The festival not only creates a place for community cultural activities but also expresses a deep meaning relating to women’s fate during the feudal period.

In the past, the festival was the only chance in a year for women to participate in social activities, so it showed the aspiration of women in the countryside to change their fate.

One of the most interesting events during the festival is the rice cooking competition between the girls in the village – Photo: VNP

In the rice cooking competition, each team has three women who are walking around in the communal house yard while using a torch to cook rice - Photo: VNP

Participating in the festival, visitors are not only fascinated by a solemn offering rice to commemorate Bo Cai Dai Vuong Phung Hung, but also traditional cultural activities and folk games such as duck catching, chess playing and making colorful To he (traditional toys made from rice paste).

The village men take part in a duck catching game - Photo: VNP

One of the most exciting events during the festival is the rice cooking competition among girls in the village who look graceful in four panel traditional dresses. Each term has three women who are walking around the communal house’s yard while using a torch to cook rice in earthen pots hung from a pole. It is a difficult technique that requires their skillfulness.

With distinctive cultural features, the Chung Village Festival deserves to be listed in the treasure of the 7,000 folk festivals in Viet Nam./.

Thanh Thúy
ONLINE NEWSPAPER OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Editor-in-chief: Vi Quang Dao
License No. 137/GP-BTTTT dated on April 21, 2014
Head office: No. 16, Le Hong Phong - Ba Dinh - Ha Noi
Tel: 080 43162 – 080 48440; Fax: 080 48924
Email: thongtinchinhphu@chinhphu.vn
Copyright ©, Online Newspaper of the Government - Viet Nam Government Portal. All rights reserved.