Le Mat Village Festival

Time: The 23rd day of the third lunar month.
Place: Le Mat Village, Viet Hung Ward, Long Bien District, Ha Noi.
Objects of worship: The village's tutelary god of Hoang Family.
Characteristics: Snake dance.

Le Mat Village opens the festival to commemorate Hoang Duc Trung who had merit of taking poor people from Le Mat Village to the capital city to reclaim the wasteland to set up 13 barracks in the west of Thang Long Citadel (Ba Dinh District now). The festival involves water procession from the village well, carp catching, carps offering to god, feast (offerings) procession of 13 barracks in Ba Dinh District to the village then offer to god. Snake dance, processions of Ga ong (heavy cock), Lon ong (fat pig), contest of speciality cooking includes "Tam xa dai hoi" (3 kinds of snake: copperhead, krait, coluber), "Ngu ho chau lam" (5 frogs feast) and "Ly ngu vong nguyet" (big carps feast, feast of making of raw fish and vegetables).

 

ALBUM
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Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam

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Old Quarter

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Duong Lam Ancient Village

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WHERE TO STAY
The Ky Moi Hotel

Add: 16 Nguyen Van Cu St., Long Bien Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3872 1132

Phuc Thanh Hotel

Add: 190 Nguyen Van Cu St., Long Bien Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3872 2122

Hai Thanh Hotel

Add: 525 Ngo Gia Tu St., Long Bien Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3827 1957

Lang Son Hotel

Add: 475 Ngoc Lam, Long Bien Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3827 2812

The Ky 21 Hotel

Add: 48 Nguyen Van Cu St., Long Bien Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3829 2815

New Hotel

Add: 17 Nguyen Van Cu St., Long Bien Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3828 5822

Vesna Hotel

Add: 137B Nguyen Van Cu St., Long Bien Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 2220 7733

WHERE TO EAT
La Xanh Restaurant

Add: 9 Long Bien St., Long Bien Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3873 7478