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Festivals in October

Provinces: Bac Giang, Binh Thuan, Hanoi, Hoa Binh, Hung Yen, Lai Chau, Nam Dinh, Thai Binh

See Vietnam lunar calendar

Traditional festivals in Hoa Binh province:
Vietnam traditional festivals in October Harvest Festival
Time: The tenth lunar month.
Location: Muong Bi Commune, Tan Lac District, Hoa Binh Province.
Activities: Harvest Festival is held after harvesting bumper crop in the 10th lunar month. During the Harvest Festival, the Muong also worship parents, ancestors.

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Traditional festivals in Lai Chau province:
Vietnam traditional festivals in October Harvest Festival of the La Hu in Lai Chau
Time: The tenth and the eleventh lunar months.
Location:Lai Chau Province.
Activities: Xoe dancing and avoiding going to the forest for picking up fire wood, cutting trees, grass in 3 days to pray for verdant vegetation around year

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Traditional festivals in Bac Giang province:
Vietnam traditional festivals in October Thang Village Festival
Time: The 7th day of the ninth lunar month.
Location: Thang Communal House, Duc Thang Commune, Hiep Hoa District, Bac Giang Province.
Objects of worship: Khong Minh Khong (the bonze of Ly Dynasty) - the ancestor of forge and Duong Tu Minh (a general of Ly Dynasty).
Activities: Sacrifices-offering ceremony and displaying forge instruments, contest of running to vie for flags, vying for ball and giving a feast to the troops in the middle of communal house's yard.

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Traditional festivals in Hung Yen province:
Vietnam traditional festivals in October Tho Hoang Hamlet Festival
Time: The 1st day of the tenth lunar month.
Location: Tho Hoang Hamlet, An Thi Town, An Thi District, Hung Yen Province.
Objects of worship: Tutelary god of hamlet Bui Dao Vuong Phuc Than who had merit of assisting Trieu Quang Phuc in fighting Luong troops.
Activities: Offerings are incense and flower, vegetarian meal, banh day; singing and fun games.

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Traditional festivals in Nam Dinh province:
Vietnam traditional festivals in October Keo Hanh Thien Pagoda Festival
Time: From the 13th to the 15th day of the ninth lunar month.
Location: Hanh Thien Village, Xuan Hong Commune, Xuan Truong District, Nam Dinh Province.
Objects of worship: The Buddha and Zen Buddhist Khong Lo - the ancestor of bronze casting, who was talented in doctoring, literature, poetry, architecture and had merit in serving the King and country.
Activities: Incense-offering ceremony, worshipping, praying, dragon dance, boat racing on Hong River (only for man).

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Traditional festivals in Thai Binh province:
Vietnam traditional festivals in October Con Giang Festival
Time: 9th day of the ninth lunar month.
Location: Thai Ha Commune, Thai Thuy District, Thai Binh Province.
Objects of honor: Quach Huu Nghiem, a famous cultural activist in Thai Binh during the 15th century.
Activities: Procession, worshipping, wrestling, martial art, cock fighting.
Vietnam traditional festivals in October Ha Dong Festival
Time: From the 9th to the 15th day of the ninth lunar month.
Location: Thuy Son Commune, Thai Thuy District, Thai Binh Province.
Objects of worship: Nguyen Uy and his mother, King An Duong Vuong, Mai Cong Phuc.
Activities: Procession from Mau Temple to communal house (dancing and beating ngu lien drum). The rite of procession is held in daylight; incense and flower offering is held at night. Traditional folk games: Chinese chess, wrestling, cock fighting, duck catching, trai racing.
Vietnam traditional festivals in October Tu Cac Festival
Time: The 10th day of the ninth lunar month.
Location: Thai Hoa Commune, Thai Thuy District, Thai Binh Province.
Objects of honor: Ly Nam De - King of Van Xuan (in the Early Ly Dynasty).
Activities: Celebrating the victory day of defeating Luong troop, establishing Van Xuan country. The festival involves a procession and pig offering, swinging, wrestling.

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Traditional festivals in Hanoi City:
Vietnam traditional festivals in October Ung Thien Communal House Festival
Time: 6th to 8th day of the third lunar month and the 26th day of the ninth lunar month.
Location: Lang Ha Ward, Dong Da District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Goddess Nguyen quan hau tho; Linh Lang, Tu Nuong ton than, Cao Son Royal Highest, Princess Vinh Gia.
Activities: Worshipping Mother in the communal house, washing statue ceremony, sacrifices - offering ceremony, incense offering. The festival takes Location at three villages (Lang Thuong, Lang Trung, Lang Ha) at the same time

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Traditional festivals in Binh Thuan province:
Vietnam traditional festivals in October Dinh Thay Temple Festival
Time: From the 14th to the 16th day of the ninth lunar month.
Location: Dinh Thay Temple, Tan Hai Commune, Ham Tan District, Binh Thuan Province.
Objects of worship: Thay and Thim, wife and husband who had merit of treating disease for poor people.
Activities: Vegetarian meal worshipping in the evening of the 15th day, vegetarian meal and meat meal worshipping on the 16th day, sortileging, casting a horoscope.

Source: Vietnam Nation Administration of Tourism

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