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Thuong Temple Spring Festival

Thuong Temple Spring Festival
 

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Time: 11th to the 15th day of the first lunar month.
Place: Lao Cai City, Lao Cai Province.
Objects of worship: Tran Hung Dao.
Characteristics: A palanquin procession, tug of war contest, wrestling contest, and c�n throwing, sticks pushing, no (arbalest) shooting.
Thuong Temple is located on the Hoa Hieu Hill, Lao Cai City, dedicated to Tran Hung Dao - the famous general of Tran Dynasty. He commanded the Dai Viet troops defensive in Lao Cai in 1257. The spring festival is organized at the cultural center of Lao Cai Ward and Thuong and Mau Temples. The ceremonies include the opening festival, processions of the Holy Mother and Thien hau Nuong; worshipping ceremony takes place on the 14th day, thanksgiving ceremony is on the 15th day to pray for peaceful and prosperous things to everyone. It involves traditional singing and dancing performances and mountainous ethnic games: con throwing, arbalest shooting, tug of war, stick pushing, wrestle, cocks fighting, swinging... The spring festival is also displayed brocade souvenirs, local goods which are made by girls of the Mong, the Dao, the Thai...

Source: VNAT

OTHER TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN SAPA, LAO CAI:
Xoe Dancing Festival in Ta Chai
Worshipping Forest Festival of the Nung
Thuong Temple Spring Festival
Tet of dancing of the Red Dao
Sapa Market
Long Tong Festival
Going to the cave Festival of the Thai and Tay
Communal House Festival of the Tay
Com (young green glutinous rice) Festival of the Tay
Celebrating Victory Festival of the Nung Din
Cat Cat Village
Bac Ha Market
Going to the field or
Ham Rong Mountain
Fansipan Mountain
Sapa Ancient Rock Field
Hoang A Tuong Castle (Hoang Yen Chao Castle)