The Ha Loi Festival

Ha Loi village now belongs to Me Linh district, Vinh Phuc province. Legend has it that Ha Loi is the native village of the Trung Sisters, the two heroines who led a people’s uprising against the Han invaders in the year AD 40. Trung Trac was the daughter of a local notable in Me Linh district and the wife of ... Read More »

The Lieu Doi Wrestling Festival

Lieu Doi village now belongs to Liem Tuc commune, Thanh Liem district, Ha Nam province. The village usually holds its wrestling contest on the 5th day of the first lunar month. The Lieu Doi wrestling contest originates from a popular legend about a young man of the village, whose family name was Doan. He was a man of extraordinary strength. ... Read More »

The Dong Da Festival

On the 5th of every Lunar New Year, many Hanoians go to Dong Da Hill in order to take part in the Dong Da festival, which celebrates a historic victory over the Qing Invaders in 1789. Dong Da is the place where, more than 200 years ago, Emperor Quang Trung (1788-1802) defeated the 200,000 – strong Qing invading army. On ... Read More »

Khe Thuong Festival

Khe Thuong village belongs to Son Da commune, Ba Vi district, Ha Tay province. It is about 10 km far from the Tan Vien Mountain. Tan Vien is the God of Mountain. Legend has it that the legendary King Hung 18th (three thousand years ago) had a beautiful girl, princess My Nuong. One day, he had a contest held to ... Read More »

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