Death anniversary of the founder of jewelry

During the 7th to the 9th day of the second lunar month, the Death anniversary of the founder of jewelry is organized in 586 Tran Hung Dao, District 5.

The festival includes two rites: the sacrifices – offering ceremony to the ancestor on two first days, and the ceremony of sacrifices – offering to the tien hien, hau hien (sages of former time) on the last day. On the evening of the 7th day, a performance of cai luong (reformed Theatre) is performed by artists and goldsmiths. During the festival, goldsmiths from Ho Chi Minh City and Southern provinces gather to worship ancestor, exchange experiences as well as help each other to develop jewellery trades of the ancestral. Those who could not attend the anniversary may make offering to the ancestors at home, but only after the ancestor’s death anniversary that held in Le Chau Congregation.

After that, traditional artists perform dances of mam vang (golden tray), mam bac (silver tray) and do choi (toy game). At the end of the festival is the ceremony of giving gifts.

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