Bach Dang Festival

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Time: March 8, lunar calendar

Place: At festival center, Tran Hung Dao temple- Vua Ba temple and other temples in Yen Hung district, Quang Ninh province:

- Yen Giang temple (Yen Giang commune)

-  Trung Ban temple (Lien Hoa commune)

-  Trung Coc temple (Nam Hoa commune)

-  Dien Cong temple (Dien Cong commune)

Worshipped persons: national heroes such as: Ngo Quyen, Tran Hung Dao, Tran Quoc Tuan who had merits of fighting against foreign invaders with wooden stakes battle on the Bach Dang River. Ngo Quyen beat Nam Han invader in 938; Le Hoan beat Tong invader in 981; Tran Hung Dao beat Nguyen Mong invaders in 1288.

Feature: the procession of Saint Tran departs from Bach Dang Linh Tu temple to Yen Giang temple, and then comes back. Games recreate victories on the Bach Dang river such as: Boat racing, performance of Bach Dang battle, etc.

At Tran Hung Dao temple, Vua Ba temple on main festival includes: recreating the military exercises of Tran citizens, ceremony, statue procession of Tran Hung Dao, Bach Dang traditional boat racing, Bach Dang traditional oratorio, wrestling, human chess, etc. Bach Dang festival is great and sacred one that get involved many state leaders.

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