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Uncle Ho’s 121st birthday celebrated
A commemorative house of President Ho Chi Minh was inaugurated in Pac Bo village in the northern mountainous province of Cao Bang on May 19, on the occasion of the 121st anniversary of his birth.
Nguyen Trung Truc Temple Festival
Time: From the 18th to the 19th day of the tenth lunar month.
Place: Nguyen Trung Truc Temple, Long Kien Commune, Cho Moi District, An Giang Province.
Objects of worship: Nguyen Trung Truc, the leader of an insurrection who rose up against the French in the South.
Characteristic: Incense-offering ceremony, recalling sacrifices-offering ceremony, re-performance of the battle of destroying a French warships on the Nhat Tao River in the 19th century. The festival involves boat rowing, Chinese chess and other fun games.
Long Phu Communal House Festival
Time: 7th of the first lunar month.
Place: Long Phu Commune, Tan Chau District, An Giang Province.
Objects of worship: The village's tutelary god.
Characteristic: Beginning of summer ceremony, pray for good crops.
Dolta Ceremony and Ox Racing Festival
Time: From the 29th day of the eighth lunar month to the 1st day of the ninth lunar month (or to the 2nd day of the ninth lunar month in case of the eighth lunar month without the 30th day).
Place: In pagodas, or at each household of the Khmer people in Tri Ton or Tinh Bien District, An Giang Province.
Objects of worship: In remembrance of ancestral merits and wishing happiness and peace for the deceased’s souls.
Characteristic: Ox racing according to traditional ritual of the Khmer people.
Chau Phu Communal House Festival
Time: From the 9th to the 11th day of the fifth lunar month.
Place: Chau Phu A Ward, Chau Doc Town, An Giang Province.
Objects of worship: Nguyen Huu Canh (the nephew of Nguyen Trai).
Characteristic: Incense offering, ky yen ceremony and boi singing at night.
Bao Sanh Temple Festival
Time: the 15th day of the first lunar month.
Place: Long Son Commune, Phu Tan District, An Giang Province.
Objects of worship: Lao Gia, Chinese old famous physician.
Characteristic: Pray for propitious things.
Bang Lang Shrine Festival
Time: 15th to the 16th day of the third lunar month.
Place: Phu Lam Commune, Phu Tan District, An Giang Province.
Objects of worship: Lady Thuong Dong Co Hy.
Characteristic: Offering ceremony, bôi singing.
Ba Chua Xu Temple Festival
Time: From the 23rd to the 27th day of the fourth lunar month, main festival day is on the 25th of the fourth lunar month.
Place: Ba Chua Temple at Sam Mountain, Chau Doc, An Giang Province.
Objects of worship: Ba Chua Xu (local goddess).
Characteristic: 5 strict and solemn rites.
Thac Con long for peace Festival
Time: The middle of the third lunar month.
Place: My Tu District, Soc Trang Province.
Characteristic: Cau an (long for peace) ceremony of the Khmer and entertainment.
Time: In the evening of the 14th day and the 15th day of the tenth lunar month.
Place: In the yards of the pagodas or of the residents' houses, ngo boat race in the Maspero River (Soc Trang Town).
Objects of worship: Moon deity.
Characteristic: Moon worshipping ceremony, floating lights on the water, ngo boat race.
Participators: The Khmer people in the South, the Hoa and the Viet people.