Lim Festival

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Country and Region VietnamBac Ninh
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Lim Vilage, Bac Ninh Province, 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
Email: icdvnat@hn.vnn.vn

Festival Description

The Lim Festival honors the quan ho form of folk singing invented by Hieu Trung Hau, an important Vietnamese cultural figure who is worshipped in the Lim Pagoda. A form that translates to "alternate singing," quan ho is characterized by improvised lyrics and songs that are often performed as though the participants are feeding off of each other. Featured events also include the weaving competition of the Noi Due girls (who singwhile they weave), a procession, and the religious ceremonies honoring Hieu Trung Hau.

Festival Dates January 13 - 15, 2010
Festival Links

http://www.vietnamtourism.com

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