Tra Co Festival

Tra Co, the site where one first place the pen on the map to draw the S - shaped character of Vietnam. The inhabitants of Tra Co originate from Do Son. Quan He (Nguyen Huu Cau), a leader of the peasants who rose up during the Le - Trinh period is also worshipped here. Representative of village communal house architecture of Vietnam, the building is still well preserved. The festival is held from 30th day of the fifth lunar month to the 6th day of the sixth lunar month.
Tra Co, the site where one first place the pen on the map to draw the S - shaped character of Vietnam. The inhabitants of Tra Co originate from Do Son. Quan He (Nguyen Huu Cau), a leader of the peasants who rose up during the Le - Trinh period is also worshipped here. Representative of village communal house architecture of Vietnam, the building is still well preserved. The festival is held from 30th day of the fifth lunar month to the 6th day of the sixth lunar month.

On the 25th day of the fifth lunar month, a procession of boats sails from Tra Co to the ancestors ½ native land of Do Son. On the 30th day of the fifth lunar month, the boats return to Tra Co.

At the beginning of Tra Co Festival is the ritual procession. After the procession, there are many fun activities for entertainment such as the fattest pig competition, cooking contest and dance. In the fattest pig competition, who own the fattest pig will won the first prize. The pigs joining the competition are called “Ong Voi” (Mr. Elephant). This festival aims at encouraging breeding and agriculture, catch many fish, have good luck

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