Gia Lac Spring Fair Festival

The Gia Lac Spring Fair Festival is an important event in Phu Thuong Commune, Phu Vang District. This festival is held from 1st to the 3rd day of the first lunar month.

The festival was organized during Minh Mang Dynasty, but at first it was confined inside the royal families and later it became the spring fair for everyone. The market opens from the first day morning of Tet in Gia Lac, 3km from the center of Hue City, toward Vi Da. Goods are abundant and change every year, from household utensils to toys for children, cakes, fruits and food, especially barbecued beef (or veal) – an indispensable dish in Tet holiday at Gia Lac.

Many games take place in the festive days, including sing the songs of bai choi, bai ve, gia gao (sing while pounding the rice), repartee songs… People go to Gia Lac Spring Fair Festival pray for lucks and entertainment.

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