Le Van Duyet Tomb Festival

 

Time: From the 30th day of the seventh lunar month to the 1st day of the eighth lunar month.
Place: Le Van Duyet Tomb, Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City.
Objects of worship: Ta quan Le Van Duyet.
Characteristics: Cau yen ceremony, performance of many people.

This is the biggest festival in the city. It is held on the 30th day of the seventh lunar month, the death anniversary of Le Van Duyet, who was a military dignitary of Nguyen Dynasty, used to be governor of Gia Dinh. During the ceremony of Ta quan’s death anniversary, people pray for the safety and the peace of the country, favorable weather, a good crop and happiness. Visitors go on pilgrimage and worship Ta quan, visit his tomb and take part in popular games, enjoy boi singing.

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