In the afternoon of May 12th, in the framework of the Sea Festival 2019, Cau Ngu Festival was recreated by the Khanh Hoa Cultural Center in Nha Trang coastal park area (opposite Tue Tinh street, Nha Trang city).
The procession re-performed Cau Ngu Festival
The festival has the participation of nearly 300 artisans and people in Vinh Nguyen ward, Vinh Truong award, Nha Trang city. The procession of 2 wards divided into two branches, leading each one is a model of fishing vessel and fishermen with paddles, followed is palanquin to receive the altar Mr. Nam Hai, “Ba Trao” team, the artists wearing long clothes, turbans, team of lion, unicorn, a team of women in ao dai costumes, flower garland and colored lanterns team and students carry flags…The two processions paraded on Tran Phu Street and meet at the main stage simulating the shape of the Nam Hai royal tomb. Here, the processions have performed rituals: Te Chanh Festival, Ba Trao singing, flower garland and colored lanterns dance, “sieu” dance, unicorn dragon dance ... The festival has attracted the attention of mass of people and tourists.
The dance group of flower garland and colored lanterns.
Ba Trao singing - one of traditional rite of Cau Ngu Festival
The Cau Ngu festival originated from the custom of worshiping the Nam Hai (Whale) - a longstanding tradition custom of coastal residents from the North to the South, of which typical of the South Central and most typical of Khanh Hoa. The festival is usually held in the Spring, expressing the people's gratitude for the merit of whale and praying for the abundant season, safety boat trips... In 2012, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has decided to recognize the Cau Ngu Festival in Khanh Hoa as a national intangible cultural heritage. The difference of Cau Ngu Festival in Khanh Hoa is 48 communal houses, villages also held Cau Ngu Festival; The festival also preserves traditional rituals with rites: “Ruoc sac” Festival, “Nghinh ong” festival (Grandpa Fish Welcoming Festival), “Ba Trao” singing, “Tinh sanh” Festival, “Te Chanh” Festival, “Thu le” festival and “Ton vuong” festival (Coronation Festival), “Tong Na” Festival.