Scores of local people flock to Via Ba festival

Via Ba festival takes place in An Nhon town’s Nhon Phong commune yesterday (17th day of the first lunar month). 

A scene at Via Ba festival

The legend has it that there was a midwife called Do Thi Tan living here three centuries ago, before passing away on the 16th day of the first lunar month. To commemorate her contribution to the village, the locals built a Ba (Mrs) temple on the foundation of her old house.

 

Beating the drums before the opening of the festival
A ritual ceremony at the festival

People often flock to the Ba temple on this occasion and pray for child-bearing. There were also different games taking place all day and night.

Thao Khuy – Khanh Linh

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