Do Son bufflo fighting festival, Vietnam

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Do Son bufflo fighting festival, Vietnam

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There is a festival that is embeded in people’s mind. It is Do Son bufflo fighting festival, Vietnam. The Buffalo Fight in Do Son is a traditional festival that is attached to a Water God worshipping ceremony and the “Hien Sinh” custom. The most typical reason for the ceremony is to express the martial spirit of the local people in Do Son, Haiphong

The Buffalo Fight in Do Son (Haiphong City) is officially held every year on the 9th day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar but people have to prepare carefully for it and preparations start several months before. There are, in fact, two rounds of elimination before the middle of the fifth month and 8th day of the sixth lunar month.
            Begin from the 5th and the 6th lunar month itself. The competing buffalos are selected and methodically trained months in advance of the Do Son Buffalo Fighting Festival, Vietnam. According to the norms of Do Son Buffalo Fighting Festival, Vietnam, there should be six fighting buffalos between 4 and 5 years of age, who will participate in the final fight. The buffalos are chosen on the basis of good appearance, wide chest, big groin, long neck, and a bow shaped horn. The selected buffalos, after all the elimination rounds, are kept in separate cages separate from the common buffalos.

The beginning of the worshipping ceremony lasts until lunch time. A typical procession begins with an octet and a big procession chair, carried by six strong young men. The six clean buffaloes that are part of the ceremony are covered with red cloths and bound with reddish bands on their horns. There are 24 young men who dance and wave flags as two teams of troops start fighting.

After this event, a pair of buffaloes are led to opposite sides of the festival grounds and are made to stand near two flags called Ngu Phung. When the right signal is released, the two buffaloes are moved to within 20m of each other. With all the excitement and anticipation building to fever pitch, the Do Son Buffalo Fighting Festival begins with a riot of noise and color. With well practiced movements the buffalos rush into each other while the spectators shout and urge on the fighting buffaloes. The winning buffalo goes to the next round till the final winner emerges.

 At the completion of the fight, the spectacle of “receiving the buffaloes” is very interesting as the leaders must then catch the winning buffalo to grant it its reward

Every year, Do Son buffalo fighting festival doesn’t only attract domestic tourists but also wave a lot of foreigners to Do Son, Hai Phong at this time. Our site will help you make Vietnam visa, you will have a good preparation for your trip to Do Son, Hai Phong and join Do Son buffalo fighting festival.

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