Diem village festival to receive the National Intangible Cultural Heritage

Diem village festival to receive the National Intangible Cultural Heritage
UPDATED: 15 Mar 2016 146 Views

On March 14th, in Diem village, Hoa Long commune, Bac Ninh city (Bac Ninh), the local authority and people of Hoa Long commune, Bac Ninh city organize a ceremony to receive the recognition of National Intangible Cultural Heritage for Diem village festival.

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Diem village festival

Every year on February 6th on lunar calendar, Viem Xa village, Hoa Long commune, Bac Ninh city (Bac Ninh) open the festival to express reverence, gratitude of the villagers to the king Ba - ancestor of Bac Ninh Quan ho folk songs and also the time to gather people after days of hard work, express solidarity and pray for good weather and a thriving year.

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According to the legends which are kept in the Ba king temple in Viem Xa village: Quan ho ancestor – Ba King was the daughter of Hung king V.

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The activities of festival

According to tradition, in preparation for the festival, people in the village have to prepare from February 5th on lunar calendar. Opening the festival is opening temple ritual.

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Along with the solemn ceremony, the festival is also taking place with many traditional games such as wrestling, robbery bridges, swinging and blindfolded catching goats... but mainly the form of Quan ho singing on outdoor stage, singing under the boat in front of the communl house, Ba King temple, Cung temple...

Along with Bac Ninh Quan ho folk singing – national intangible cultural heritage, a representation of humanity, Diem village festival is recognized as Intangible Cultural Heritage which was able to create a national system of intangible heritage values contributing greatly to the preservation and development of this unique culture.