The Bach Dang
river has been etched into local's memories as a site
where national heroes struggled against foreign
aggression. These included: Ngo Quyen who planted sharp
wooden stakes into the riverbed to defeat a Chinese
invation force (938); Le Hoan (981); Tran Hung Dao and the
famous generals of the Tran Dynasty (1288).
Since these victories, festival celebrating the events
have been organized by the people on the eighth day of the
fourth lunar month. The ceremonies are comprised of the
usual incense burning and offerings.
The population of the village stage a procession along the
banks of the river and also have a boat race.
Bamboo leaf-shaped kayaks gliding across the water surface
with the shouting of spectators celebrate the victories of
days gone by.
Along with the boat races, other entertainment is
organized for thee festival such as wrestling, human
chess-playing and once upon time, cock-fighting.