Saturday, December 14, 2019

Vietnamese festival features

Vietnamese festivals  can be traced back thousands of years. They  combine ancient religious rituals, lively performances of music and dance, and colorful images from mythology.

Vietnamese festivals combine ancient religious rituals, lively performances of music and dance, and colorful images from mythology. They feature the solemn aspects of high mass on Easter Sunday, the skill testing and competitions of county fairs, the bonding of a block party and the uninhibited mass entertainment frenzy of a rock concert. The extravagant brilliance and religious elements of the rituals were curtailed after World War II. It was a time of austerity and of co-operativization of villages into large centrally controlled collectives. But since the market-oriented agricultural and economic reforms of the late 1980’s, villages’ authority and community consciousness have been re-established. The festivals are being revived, and with the new open policy it is now possible for international visitors to participate in the quintessential social and religious experiences of the Vietnamese people and to catch a glimpse of the country’s soul.
Some festivals in Vietnam can be traced back thousands of years. Bronze Age artifacts such as bronze drums depict folk festivals (a Bronze Age civilization in Vietnam flourished 2,000 to 1,000 years BC.) The celebrations can be held at any time of year, but Spring and Autumn are the most favored times. Dates are set according to the lunar calendar, just as Easter is celebrated on the first Sunday after the first full moon on or after the Vernal Equinox (March 21.) The Spring festival season in Vietnam starts with the Lunar New Year, and closes with the celebration honoring the mythical founding fathers, the Hung Kings, on the tenth day of the third lunar month.

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