The Co Loa
Festival is held annually from the 6th to the 16th of the
1st month of lunar calendar. It takes place in the pagoda
that honours An Duong Vuong in Co Loa Commune, Dong Anh
District, Hanoi City.
On the 6th day of Tet, the literature procession is preceded by a flag that
symbolizes the 5 elements (metal, wood, water, fire and
earth), a musical company, and a sacrifice.
Stand set at the Imperial Court's Sedan Chair is shaded by
a parasol. In the courtyard, one can see many colorful
festival flags and Dai Flags (great ones) fluttering in
the wind.On either side of the temple gates are a couple
of red horses and white horses with colorful saddles.
Preceded by the literature procession
is a sacrificial ceremony that lasts until 12 PM. After
this ceremony, there is the god procession of 12 villages.
Besides these processions, there are many activities such
as swinging, rice cooking, singing Vietnamese popular
opera and other events.
On the 16th day of the first lunar
month, the festival is closed with a thanksgiving