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Impression of Phet Festival 2018 in Hien Quan

Friday, 2018-03-02 17:01:36
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PTO- Hien Quan Phet festival is annually organized on 12th, 13th January (according to Lunar Calendar) in Hien Quan commune, Tam Nong district in order to celebrate for merits of princess Thieu Hoa, a general of the Queen Trung Sisters, as well as wishing everyone a year full of peace, health and a bumper harvests.

There are 4 main parts in Hien Quan Phet festival: the procession, incense-burning ceremony, dividing into two teams and catching '"phet" which is the most impressive and attractive part toward young people.
 

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After the procession, the elder in the commune perform the incense-burning ceremony to pay tribute to the merits of Thieu Hoa Princess. 

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Attracting a number of people, both the elder...

 

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...and children.

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After the rituals at the altar, the first Phet ball was brought to pitch. 

 

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Phet balls and Chui ball (smaller) are made from bamboo stumps and golden painted

 

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After holding the first Phet ball up, hundreds of man starts catching, but few people can touch it.

 

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The one who catches the Phet ball get factors of strength, agility, team strategy, and luck.

 

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Despite being muddy without catching Phet ball, everyone is still happy.

 

Duc Hoang - Tu Anh

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