Vietnam is a nation that cherishes the assimilation of various culture and tradition and thus a wide range of diverse festivals are celebrated in different parts of Vietnam as well as in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. Festivals not only enhance social interaction among various cross sections of the society but also provide a relaxing relief from the monotony and drudgery of day to day life and inspire us to look past our distress and frustrations in life and revitalize our spirit to move ahead in life.
Vietnam Events in April
Giong festival in Hanoi
Chol Chnam Thmay Festival for Khmer ethnic people
Before the festival, Khmer people have to prepare very carefully in terms of cuisine, dress and housing. Children have new clothes for New Year day.
Each family redecorates the Buddhist altar, the house (both inside and outside). The daily work is temporarily stopped. People believe that there is a Mr. Fairy named Teveda who is in charge of taking care of their daily life for the term of one year. When a year ends, there will be another Teveda to take care of their daily life. That’s the reason they perform the ceremony.
Ba Chua Xu Festival Vietnam
The Ba Chua Xu Festival, Vietnam or the Ba Chua Xu Temple Festival is the major folk festivity of South Vietnam. It takes place in Sam Mountain, situated at a distance of 5 kilometers from a town in Giang province called Chau Doc. Full of traditions; this mountain houses some key historical places like Tay An Pagoda, the Ba Chua Xu Shrine, the Hang Pagoda, and the Imperial Tomb of Thoai Ngoc Hau.
The Ba Chua Xu Festival in Vietnam is also known as the Via Ba Ceremony. During the days of the festival various rituals are performed. On the first night, the statue of Ba Chua is bathed in perfumed water and he is also made to wear fresh robes for the occasion. Then Ba Chua’s discarded garments are cut into little bits and handed out among the worshippers. It is thought to be very lucky to get a cloth piece as it wards away the evil.