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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.

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