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The Thay Thim palace festival 2019 - (11/10/2019)

( Thay Thim Cultural festival in La Gi town (Binh Thuan province) in 2019 will take place from October 12nd to October 14, 2019 at Thay Thim Historic - Cultural relic and Nganh Tam Tan. The festival includes many rituals and cultural activities which deeply bring the cultural features of the coastal area of South Central Coast.
(Opening the Thay Thim palace festival; photo: Nguyen Vu)
The festival bring a meaning of commemorate the big contribution of Thay and Thim. According to the words from the old generations, Thay and Thim are two who often treated people, taught fishermen how to fishing and prayed for the favorable weather and bumper crop. This is a event attached to the 24th anniversary of Binh Thuan Tourism Day (October 10,1995 – October 10, 2019).  The palace has existed for almost 140 years and recognized as a national cultural historical relic.  Now, it belongs to Tam Tan hamlet, Tan Tien commune, La Gi town, Binh Thuan province and each year, the palace welcomes thousands of people to come and visit.
The Thay Thim palace festival incudes the folk rituals like: rite of “Nghinh Than” (Welcoming Gods), procession of bringing Decree and Certificate of relic’s Recognition... Beside that, there are many cultural activities which are very typical and interesting such as: joking, beach volleyball contest, knitting fishing net, carrying basket boat to the sea, unicorn – lion- dragon performance, photo exhibition, singing, dancing…
(Thay Thim palace; photo: Ngoc Lan)
The highlight of the festival is the art music program with title: “Truong ca Thay Thim (or songs about Thay Thim)” taken place at the night of opening ceremony (October 12nd, 2019) and performed by the singers and artists from HCMC. Coming to experience the Thay Thim palace festival, tourists will have chance to explore the famous landscapes in La La such as: Hon Ba (Ba islet), Nganh Tam Tan beach, Doi Duogn beach…
Nguyen Vu
Translated by Van Thao


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