Do Son Buffalo Fighting Festival

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Water puppetry in Vietnam
Water puppetry in Vietnam

According to legend, the festival area and the spirit in Do Son Buffalo FightingFestival is forprosperity and happiness to local people from the 18th century.One area where many of theresidents of this desert emergency, birth of a new career.

For the winning buffalo to fight high rank (the finals) the day the Assembly (9 / 8 lunar calendar),Qualifying rounds must be done before (in June lunar calendar). According to custom, threevillages take part in this festival.

Son, Do Hai and Ngoc Xuyen participate are Buffalo finals. Rate based on thepeak in three of the 18 villages adjacent to pick out of Buffalo to play the last round of each village. Do Son Buffalo Fighting takes place in one session,rarely lasts a day. The fight is a moment when adecision. Preparation for themoment that he is fighting fiercely and extremely meticulouslycareful,because this is “god. “

Water puppetry in Vietnam
Water puppetry in Vietnam

Incense at the festival started listening to Van Ninh ward. Then the processionceremonyinjustice, long flags flew home legal lungs, boisterous sound of the music bowl buffalo went intothe royal village project. Dance festival are 24 adult Son in two performances of both flexible and powerful medium.Metamorphosis versatile colors and fanciful. Hand neck, legs backward and forward in the battle drum. The flag area excavated down to a strong,decisive, coordinated manner. Sometimes waved flags as silk wrapped roundthe body. Flag dance orchestra in theposture, the left, right hand, such asinterlaced as two armies are fighting.
Buffalo Fighting Association is a festival associated with water worship godsand sacrificed to,but besides that practices martial spirit of the people Son,Hai Phong.

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