Phu Quy island district
Phu Quy island district: Cau Ngu festival after
the Lunar New Year
Wishing speech to
welcome the Nam Hai God.
BTO - Cau Ngu festival in Phu
Quy island district is extremely important in Phu Quy fishermen’s religious
beliefs. It has been established from worshiping the Nam Hai God (the Whale
God). The fishermen believe that the Whale God will bring them safety in their
fishing trips and wealth, prosperity for the whole village. Thus, after Tet
holiday, the fishermen, every year, organize Cau Ngu festival to wish for their
safety and luck in the new fishing season.
Mr Pham Phuoc (in Tam Thanh
commune) said that “In the new year, we gather in front of the god to pray for
peace, good health and crops, which brings high income for our famlilies as well
as protecting the sovereignty of the fatherland”.
Besides rituals: welcoming
the god, the offering of food and objects, wishing speech, some performances
are Ba Trao singing, lion dace, traditional activities… As known, Phu Quy
fishermen caught 27,300 tons of seafood last year. In 2017, they hope to reach
Trang Minh (Source: Binh