PSNews - A dead whale, which is four tonnes in weight and eight metres in length, has been discovered washed up on a beach in the central province of Quang Nam.
|The huge whale is found dead on a beach in Quang Nam Province on March 15
According to authorities of Binh Nam District of Quang Nam province, the body of the dead whale was found by local people on March 15. It is estimated the whale died a long time ago. The fish is eight-metre long and weighs four tonnes.
This is the largest dead whale to ever be found in Quang Nam, and the animal is now set to be buried under traditional rituals.
Vietnamese coastal residents have believed that whales would help fishermen at sea. So, they often rescue the animals whey they run aground or bury the dead ones.
Cau Ngu (whale worship) festival is part of the cultural identity of Vietnam’s central coastal localities, which has been preserved and passed down through the generations.
The festival is held annually after the Lunar New Year, when fishermen start a new fishing season. It aims to express gratitude towards Nam Hai for safeguarding fishermen, and pray for bumper hauls of fish, safe voyages and peace for the nation.By Thien Minh