February 23, 2017 | 21:09 (GMT+7)
Cau Ngu Festival held in Da Nang
PANO – The Whale Worship Festival (Cau Ngu) was kicked off in Man Thai ward, Son Tra district, Da Nang city, on February 22, the 26th of the first lunar month of the year of the rooster.
Practicing rites at the festival
Cau Ngu is an annual traditional festival held by deep-sea fishermen of Da Nang city in particular and the Central Region of Vietnam in general. The festival consists of rituals, including worship rites, peace wish rites, etc. and festive activities, which include folk games and competitions, such as fishing-net weaving competition, tuong
(classical opera) singing, and more.
The event, a special cultural feature of Central Coastal Region, has been practiced and preserved for hundreds of years in the region.
Translated by Chung Anh