Traditional festival of sacred land


Traditional festivals are the occasion for heaven and earth to be reconciled, a sacred time for divine sacrifices, in memory of the ancestors and national heroes who have built and protected the country. This is also the occasion for folklore activities to promote community. Therefore, if at the same time want to discover Trang An country and learn about the ethnic culture of this masterful land, please come here on the occasion of traditional festivals held every year.

In the land, the ancient capital still circulates the verse: "Who is the first dragon descendant. In March, Truong Yen festival is returned. This is one of the biggest festivals in Trang An held from the 8th to the 10th of the third lunar month to commemorate the merits of Dinh Tien Hoang and King Le Dai Hanh. Legend has it that on the 10th day of the third lunar month, when King Dinh Tien Hoang was crowned king, the two main ceremonial ceremonies were the procession of water and the ceremony will be held on this day. The procession of water is started from the temple of King Dinh Tien Hoang and the procession proceeds to Hoang Long river wharf, rowing boats to the middle of the river to worship and returning to the old port, continuing the water procession to the sacred temple. The ceremony takes place at night at the same time at the two temples of King Dinh and King Le. After the screen is a festival with lots of fun but most anticipated at the Truong Yen festival is the game "Flag wiping exercises", re-enacting the life of the small buffalo herd of Dinh Bo Linh in the old Truong Yen land. Also because of the uniqueness of this game, once upon a time, Truong Yen festival was also called Co Lau festival.
Every year, on the middle of the third lunar month in Van Lam village, Ninh Hai commune, Hoa Lu district, the festival takes place to commemorate the merits of Tran kings in Thai Vi temple. This temple is dedicated to King Tran Thai Tong, King Tran Thanh Tong, and from Hoang Thai Queen, Tran Nhan Tong and King Tran Anh Tong. The festival usually takes place on the 15th day of the third lunar month. According to the conception of the local people, after winning the Nguyen Mong invasion, on this day, the king of Tran Dynasty returned to Thien Truong (Nam Dinh) to post his ancestors, celebrating victory. The ceremony was organized in the form of procession of palanquin and sacrifices of Tran kings at Thai Vi temple. Along with the ceremony is the festival. Folk games of local people like lion dance, dragon dance, human flag, wrestling, sailing ...
Saint Quy Minh Dai Vuong, also known as Cao Son saint, is a god worshiped according to folk beliefs at Tran temple - one of the four towns of Hoa Lu old capital. Legend has it that the Quy Minh Dai Vuong holy temple was built in the 10th century by King Dinh Tien Hoang with the desire to borrow the prestige of Germany to calm the land. King Tran Thai Tong, after winning the foreign invaders, chose this place to be a place of worship and an old wooden temple at the beginning was rebuilt into a stone temple with unique decorative patterns. Therefore, the local people are still known as Quy Minh Dai Dai temple as Tran temple. Located in the middle of an interesting marine area, the entrance to the temple is usually a boat trip on the river. At the right festival on the 18th of the third lunar month, there are thousands of people and tourists ferrying around Sào Khê river to participate in sacrificial rituals, water procession, release of fish for release to the country. Thai people are safe, the weather is favorable, the weather is good, the crops are good so that everyone can have a warm life.

Bai pagoda is a Bai Dinh ancient temple and Bai Dinh pagoda was built in 2003 with a large scale in Sinh Duoc village, Gia Sinh commune, Gia Vien district. Bai Dinh pagoda festival is a spring festival that lasts from January 6 of the lunar calendar to the end of the third lunar month. The main ceremony took place with the ritual of offering incense to the Buddha, commemorating the merit of St. Nguyen Minh Khong, the sacrifice of Cao Son, Duc Thanh Nguyen and Ba lord god. The festival outside the folk games will have artistic performances such as Cheo singing, Xam, Ca Tru land of the ancient capital.


Source: Trang An Scenic Area Management Board / Heritage Magazine