Crowds gather for pig procession festival

10:49 | 03/03/2018
The pig procession festival held in La Phu, Hoai Duc district, Hanoi on the evening of February 28, generated a lot of attention and attracted thousands of local people and visitors.
crowds gather for pig procession festival
The festival is held to commemorate the Great Holy Tam Lang in the 6th Hung Due Vuong, who struggled to bring peace to the nation. La Phu villagers worship him as the tutelary God of the village.
crowds gather for pig procession festival
Whenever the enemy troubled the area, the villagers prepared steamed sticky rice and pork to offer a feast to the general and his troops before their battles and after their victories.
crowds gather for pig procession festival
The festival runs from 6pm to midnight on the thirteen day of the first lunar month.
crowds gather for pig procession festival
Large pig carcasses are paraded along the village path to the communal house as an offering to the tutelary God.
crowds gather for pig procession festival
“Mr Pig” was raised with extra special care from the previous year.
crowds gather for pig procession festival
Crowds gather for pig procession festival
crowds gather for pig procession festival
17 The “Mr Pigs” of 10 communes are presented as an offering to the tutelary God.
crowds gather for pig procession festival
Crowds gather for pig procession festival
crowds gather for pig procession festival
After the elders hold a ritual ceremony, the “Mr Pigs” are returned to their commune and divided among local households.

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