AsiaRooms.com - Take in the Bo Sao Village Festival on a stay in Hanoi
June 16, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel NewsAsiaRooms.com highlights anyone who is staying in Hanoi hotels towards the end of this month will find that there is an interesting festival taking place in a village just outside the city.
Every year, the Bo Sao Village Festival, which can be found in the Vinh Phuc province to the north of Hanoi, is held to encourage good crops for local farms.
According to the lunar calendar, it is scheduled for the 15th and 16th of the fifth lunar month.
This means that it will happen on June 26th and 27th on the Western calendar.
Vietnamtourism.com explains that the festival is characterised by a series of performances and games all related to farming.
The website notes that locals will dress up and act out various farming activities, such as ploughing, sowing seeds and raking the fields.
It all forms part of a procession which takes rice seeds to the Duong Temple. Once at the holy building, they are placed on a tray and blessed, before being taken away to be planted.
Anyone who makes the journey to the Bo Sao village will be able to observe the participants in this ceremony as it makes its way through the streets.
According to figures from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, Vietnam produces some 27.6 million tonnes of rice on an annual basis.
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