It’s unclear when the festival began but it has long been a ritual of Nom village. The main ceremony takes place on the 12th day of the first lunar month.
The festival features many rituals and activities, such as the cleaning of the Genie statue, a worshiping ceremony, and unicorn and dragon dances.
All rituals are performed just as they were performed long ago.
The processions involving local elders, quan ho folk singers, unicorn dancers, and visitors. Local elders don traditional costumes for the procession ritual.
Kids are interested in watching the unicorn dances.
A ceremony is held to bring the Tam Giang Genie to the pagoda to welcome his mother and wife back to the village’s communal house.
The palanquin procession
The head monk and locals are performing the ceremony.
Unicorn dances at Nom pagoda.
The festival includes a ceremony to honor longevity and spring ceremony at clans’ worshipping houses.
People often return to the village on this occasion for family reunions, to worship ancestors, and participate in traditional rituals.
A ceremony to celebrate Nguyen Thi Thuc turning 85.
Other lunar new year activities in Nom village are calligraphy, quan ho folk singing, and human chess games.
Visitors are interested in taking photos of quan ho singers on the boat.
The festival is a unique cultural feature of 300-year-old Nom village.

Nom village’s festival in Hung Yen province

(VOVWORLD) - Nom village’s festival takes place from the 10th to the 12th day of the first lunar month in Dai Dong commune, Van Lam district, Hung Yen province, attracting visitors from across Vietnam.