Hoa My Village Communal House Festival is a festival that takes place in Hoa My village , Lien Chieu District , Da Nang City . Obviously, the festival is named after its venue and has a very special characteristic of the local area. As each spring in the village of Hoa My village, there is full of flags and flowers all over the village to welcome the tourist both domestic and abroad to come to the village for the festival attention. Hoa My village has been configured on the nationl map since 1825 ( the fifth King of Minh Mang) , situated in Lien Chieu District nowadays. The festival is annually held on January 12th (According to lunar calendar) to remind the spirit of ” When drinking water, remember its source ” in the descendants of all clans , summarizing the work done in a year and showing the orientation of the plan that will be performed in the following year . Due to the war situation , the festival was interrupted for a long time , and it has been restored since 1994 and become an annual tradition of the local area.
Hoa My Communal Village Festival takes place in a day and a half. Part of the ceremony included the traditional rituals with two part: Le Vong (looking back ceremony) and Le Hoi Ky (getting together). This part has a very plentiful content, traditional and modern style are intertwined, creating a separate characteristic for the festival. The opening part is always the traditional fell running that attracted farmers, youth, male and female students to participate. While young adults take part in flower arranging competition, bakery making contest, the elderly people can perform physical training, play art mof “bai choi”.
Thanks to the animating atmosphere of the carnival, the audience is always very crowded around the folk games such as tug of war, beating clay crucible, etc. The residential groups, the clans, the mass organizations also have the opportunity to sit down together in the cultural exchange activities to discuss and exchange the experience about beautiful way of life everyday and help each other to improve. The art of “tuong” is interwoven into the musical repertoires of dance perfomances in the festival that is a harmonious combination between tradition and modernity.
Communal Village House Festival in a area of the city as Hoa My is a really special feature of Da Nang people.