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FESTIVALS IN VUNG TAU CITY
 

THANG GENIES FESTIVAL


Date: from 17th to 20th day of the 2nd lunar month
Thang Tam Communal House is dedicated to the three Genies who founded the three Thang villages in Vung Tau.
The festival marks the end of one fishing season and the beginning of the next. The ceremony consists of praying, making offerings to the three followed by various forms of entertainment and games such as lion dance and classical drama. This festival is a typical activity of fishermen, and it is deeply influenced by folk culture.
 

DINH CO FESTIVAL


Date: from 10th to 12th day of the 12th lunar month
Dinh Co (also called Palace of the Lady) is a monumental building situated near Long Hai seashore. The palace was dedicated to a compassionate woman who lived a sequestrated life and who accidentally died in the sea.
Every year the Dinh Co festival is solemnly celebrated by Long Hai fishermen according to traditional rituals. Village notables dressed in formal apparel conduct the ceremony to pray for favourable weather, wealth and peace. The festival generally attracts tens of thousands of pilgrims who come to pray and to enjoy the scenery.
 

 
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