VietNamNet Bridge – The first lunar month is the month of festivals. Everywhere in the country, festivals are held to commemorate those who contributed to the country and the people and to pray for peace and prosperity in the new year.
People come to festivals in the mood of eagerness and enthusiasm.
VietNamNet’s photographer “snapped” many funny and odd scenes
at festivals in northern Vietnam.
While waiting for the opening of the Chu Dong Tu Festival in Khoai Chau district,
Hung Yen province, which was quite long, the procession members squatted to rest at last.
While waiting for the ceremony, the musicians took the time to rest and to review their performance. (Chu Dong Tu Festival, Khoai Chau district, Hung Yen province.)
A musician of the band of Tam Tong Temple Festival with a tattoo inspired by a character in traditional playing cards.
This woman seemed to pay no attention to the procession of the Tam Tong Temple Festival, which was walking on the road with flags, banners and music.This old lady was absorbed in pounding betel in the Go Dong Da Festival, celebrating the victory of Ngoc Hoi, Dong Da, Ha Noi.
A man was adjusting a parasol in a festival in Bac Ninh province.People were curious to see the preparation for procession of the Lim Festival in Tien Du district, Bac Ninh province.Two old ladies “chatted” at the festival of So Temple in Soc Son District, Hanoi.
Two old men enjoyed ice cream after the ceremony of a festival in Tien Du, Bac Ninh province.Makeup before the ceremony at a festival in Thuong Tin District, Hanoi.
To see more clearly the fight of buffalo, this boy had to stick on the flag pillar for hours (buffalo fighting festival in Lap Thach, Vinh Phuc province).The “special” drumstick at the festival of Diem village in Bac Ninh.
Useful fork at the buffalo fighting festival in Nghia Lo, Yen Bai province.
Le Anh Dung