(Cinet)- Khmer people’s new year festival lasts three days and four days in leap years from the 1st to the 3rd day of Chet Lunar month. Each of these days has its own name. Apart from worshipping the Buddha, Khmer people believe that every year the heaven sends a god called Tevoda to the earth to look after human beings and their life. At the end of the year, the god returns to heaven and another one will replace him. Therefore, in the new year’s eve, every family prepares a party, burns incense and lights up lamps in a ceremony to see off the old Tedova and greet the new one. They also pray to this god for good luck.
Xoe Festival is held on the 15th of the 1st Lunar month in Ta Chai Village, Bac Ha Town, is the spring festival of the Tay to pray for good crop, full of grains and rice.
This traditional festival of lower Thai Duong Village in Huong Hai Commune of Huong Dien District is organized annually on the 12th day of the 1st month in memory of the village tutelary genie Truong Quy Cong. His alias is Truong Thieu, and he was a native of the North who came to the village to settle, teach the locals how to fish, and trade junks.
(Cinet)- Six months before the Da Lat Flower Festival, Lam Dong Province held a press briefing in Hanoi and initiated preparations for the festival in Da Lat. All these efforts aim at raising city resident’s awareness that they are living in a city of flower festivals.
A great many of unique activities are due to take place at the Don Village in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak, said organisers.