First Full Moon Festival in Hoi An recognized as national intangible cultural heritage
Tet nguyen tieu or the First Full Moon festival, which falls on the 15th of the first lunar month, is an important festival for Hoi An people.
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on Sunday presented to Hoi An city the decision on recognizing Hoi An’s First Full Moon Festival as a national intangible cultural heritage.
Tet Nguyen Tieu or the First Full Moon festival, which falls on the 15th of the first lunar month, is an important festival for Hoi An people.
The festival embraces the convergence of Vietnamese, Japanese and Chinese cultures. During the festival, Hoi An people show their respect to the Buddhas, Gods, Genies and ancestors and pray for a prosperous and happy life.
Ho Quang Buu, Vice Chairman of Quang Nam provincial People's Committee shared: "The event shows the recognition of the state for this heritage as well as brings happiness to the Party Committee, government and people of Hoi An, making an important contribution to preserving the diversity of treasures of Vietnam's intangible cultural heritage".
On this occasion, Hoi An city organizes many special programs including Old town night, First Full Moon poetry night, worshiping ceremony, folk games, and performances of Tuong classical opera, Bai Choi singing, showcases of calligraphy, and ceramic mask painting.