Discover the famous Nghinh Ong festival in Can Gio
Ca Ong or Whale is a mascot, a very sacred god of support for seafarers. Whenever the Ong fish is in trouble, the body is washed ashore and the fishermen organize a solemn burial and worship. This belief has grown and become a popular belief of fishermen, praying for favorable weather, praying for national peace, especially praying for the safety of seafarers… Every year on the full moon of August, People throughout Can Gio district jubilantly organize Nghinh Ong Thuy Tuong festival with traditional customs.
Although the main festival of the festival is on August 16 (lunar calendar), but along the sea of Can Gio, preparations have been organized, everywhere focusing on brightly decorated for Nghinh Ong ceremony. Roads, parks, markets, communal houses, temples, shrines … are repaired spaciously, cleanly, banners, slogans, and festival flags are decorated seriously and splendidly…
The process of Nghinh Ong Festival in Can Gio district, Ho Chi Minh City consists of two parts: the ceremony and the festival are intertwined, but the time and place of the festival and festival are different.
The ceremony was held solemnly and solemnly at the Tomb of Ong Thuy Tuong and the sea in Can Thanh town. The festival starts on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month and ends on the 17th day of the 8th lunar month with festivals such as: Thuong Ky ceremony, Can Gio fisherman’s festival, worshiping old friends, Cau An ceremony, etc. ..
Parallel to the ceremony is a festival including cultural, artistic, entertainment and entertainment activities such as fishing, catching ducks in the sea, tying crabs, kicking stilts soccer that takes place from the beach of Can Gio market. extended to the beach of Can Thanh Park from the 15th to the 17th day of the 8th lunar month, in order to give everyone a chance to enjoy a joyful, happy and peaceful atmosphere after hard working days in the year. .
Recently, the festival has been organized with a number of healthy cultural and sports activities such as billiards, marathon running, chess, beach volleyball, exhibitions of marine achievements and other professions. of the locality, thereby creating favorable conditions for visitors to interact with fishermen.
Nghinh Ong Festival is imbued with the cultural identity of the coastal people, held once a year with the wish: favorable rain, harmonious wind, prosperous business. This is also an opportunity for fishermen to express their gratitude and an opportunity to have fun after a year of hard work. If you have a chance to come, don’t miss this festival!
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