Attracting visitors not only by the beautiful and majestic natural scenery as Tam Coc Ninh Binh, but also by the sacred and pure pagodas, the customs and habits of the indigenous people and the folk games imbued with national identity. ethnicity. In the early spring, spring tourists come to celebrate and participate in special traditional festivals of the ancient land of thousand years of history. Early spring is the time when heaven and earth and people are reconciled, everything and people seem to wake up and have new vitality to start everything. This is also the most beautiful and appropriate time of the year to organize festivals. Visitors are not only surprised by many famous scenic spots but also by the traditional historical and cultural values of the nation, which are festivals.
Hoa Lu festival
Hoa Lu festival (formerly known as Truong Yen festival, or Co Lau festival, Hoa Lu ancient capital festival) near Tam Coc Ninh Binh takes place from the 9th to 11th day of the third lunar month every year. The festival is held to commemorate and pay tribute to the merits of King Dinh Tien Hoang and King Le Dai Hanh, and at the same time upholds the morality of drinking water, remembering its source, praying for peace in the country, favorable rain, and a good harvest. . The ceremony includes many rituals such as the opening ceremony of the temple door, the water procession, the wood carving ceremony, the incense offering ceremony, the traditional sacrifices, etc., the most special of which is the water procession at the Hoang Long river wharf.
This is a sacred ceremony with the meaning reminiscent of a fascinating folk legend about the legend of a golden dragon appearing to bring Dinh Bo Linh to the river to escape the angry sword of his uncle near Tam Coc Ninh Binh. The festival part takes place exciting activities such as drum dance performance, gong dance, youth camp, calligraphy contest, “Thai Binh” word pulling contest, five-fruit tray making contest to advance to the King, rowing contest, ethnic wrestling. , art photo exhibition “Non Nuoc Ninh Binh”, built a booth to promote Ninh Binh tourism, display and introduce handicraft products, local specialties.