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Whale Festival

altThe Whale Festival in Hanoi lasts for only two days and is commemorated in the middle of the 3rd lunar month. It is considered to be the biggest water festival among the fisherman of the Danang province where the Whale God is worshipped in the hope that it will ensure safety and prosperity for the entire village for the coming year. Irrespective of wherever they might have been all fishermen and boats return to the village for this celebration and it is accompanied by chanting and prayers, as well as a feast that entirely excludes any seafood. It is an elaborate ceremony, rich in color, and a large part of the ceremony is the decoration of the temple, the houses and all fishing boats in the village.


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