On February 14th, 2016 (ie January 7th on lunar calendar), Tich Dien Festival in Doi Son commune, Duy Tien district, Ha Nam province took place in a solemn and cheerful atmosphere to welcome spring.
The time taking place festival
Attending the festival are Vice President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Nguyen Thi Doan, representatives of ministries, departments and Ha Nam province’s leaders with numerous people inside and outside the province.
The festival takes place during the days from February 12th to February 14th, 2016 (ie January 5th, 6th and 7th on lunar calendar) includes the ceremony and the game.
The activities of Tich Dien festival
The festival’s opening ceremony is offering incense at the altar of agricultural and spiritual status by King Le Dai Hanh led by Mrs Nguyen Thi Doan (Vice President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam). Next, it is the tutelary ceremony to open the door of Doi Tam village’s communal house, the procession ceremony, statue bathing ceremony, award ceremony on Doi Pagoda…
After the procession of spirit of King Le Dai Hanh from Doi Pagoda down to the ceremony area, Tich Dien festival is celebrated solemnly in sequence with the dragon dance, reading the funeral oration, statements to ancestors for permission to open the festival and incense offering.