Hoi An's full moon festival named intangible heritage

Monday, 06/02/2023 16:30
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has recognized the annual full moon (Nguyen Tieu) Festival in Hoi An ancient city, the central province of Quang Nam, which is held on the 15th day of the first lunar month, as a National Intangible Heritage.
Hoi An leaders receive certificate recognising annual Nguyen Tieu Festival as National Intangible Heritage
(Source: CPV)

The festival is a major event in a series of cultural and ritual activities among local people during the first lunar month.

Local people often prepare for the festival from the seventh day of the month with ancestor worship and praying for peace at the communal houses of Cam Pho, Ong Voi, Japanese Bridge, Ong and Ba Pagoda and Minh Huong commune house, as well as the Fujian and Jiao Zhou clubs.

The annual festival – the most important spiritual event of the year – is an attraction to the locals and tourists with candlelit paper flowers lighting up the river.

Every family wishes for a peaceful year with vegetarian food, rice, salt, wine, aloeswood, votive ancestral tablets and paper.

The city’s Centre for Cultural Heritage Management and Preservation confirmed the certificate was handed over on February 5, marking the fifth national intangible heritage after Thanh Chau bird's nest, Thanh Ha Pottery village, carpentry of Kim Bong village and Tra Que vegetable garden./.