Whale Festival (Lang Ca Ong)

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Country and Region VietnamQuang Nam
Type of Festival Drama, Music
Location of Festival Hội An City, Quảng Nam, Vietnam
Festival Contact Information

Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT)
80 Quan Su Street
Hoan Kiem District
Hanoi, Vietnam
Phone: 011 84 4 942 2070

Festival Description

Hội An City’s Whale Festival celebrates the ocean and the communities of fishermen who live in the region. Worshipers pray to the whale god for protection and prosperity, and the streets and temples of the town (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) are festooned with floral garlands. Entertainment offerings include classical theater performances and traditional folk song concerts.

Festival Dates March 27 - 28, 2013
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