|The Via Ba Chua Xu temple honors the holy lady of Mount Sam in An Giang province. (Photo: VNA)
They are Mo Muong prayer singing in the northwestern province of Hoa Binh and Via Ba Chua Xu festival in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang.
According to folk culture researchers, Mo is used by Muong ethnic people to practice a variety of rituals in daily life. Mo Muong has a long-lasting life because it comprises all folk cultural values of the ethnic Muong people, including folk literature, folk singing, folk rituals telling about people’s knowledge and behavior.
Meanwhile, the Via Ba Chua Xu spiritual festival honors the holy lady of Mount Sam in An Giang’s Chau Doc city. The festival annually takes place from the 22nd to the 27th of the fourth lunar month. The event goes through a number of rituals, most importantly the rite of statue bathing on the opening day. The festival also features a range of cultural activities, including musical concerts, a dragon-dance performance and a boat race.