Yen Phu Communal House Festival

The communal house is not built like others. There is a gold inlaid palanquin in the house and the stele since Le Gia Tong (1672 – 1675) era.

 The big and beautiful house of a peninsula in West Lake of Hanoi looks back to the water. In 2003, the house is restored.Yen Phu Communal House Festival

The festival of Yen Phu was hold in the 10th of second lunar month and it was said to keep the old disciplines of Hanoi’s festival. If you are tourist who is visiting Hanoi, it is easy for you to enjoy this festival, because this festival is located nearby West Lake, you could catch taxi, cyclo or walk from Hanoi center to Yen Phu (little far by walking, but you could see many nice places on your walking road).

The festival is also joined by the people in every area around West Lake like Nghi Tam, Tu Lien, Nhat Tan, etc and it has a united relation from Thanh Cu village, Kim Thi district, Hung Yen (Yen Phu Communal House Festival).

Since 9th of second lunar month, people do the ritual of Moc Duc (Washing statues). That is to process the palanquin from Communal house to Tran Quoc pagoda to get water to wash the statue. The palanquin was processed on the narrow streets before but now they are on the wide streets on Yen Phu, Thanh Nien. The palanquin is carried by four strong young men wearing long dress. There are two other big palanquins carried by 16 strong men followed by the elderly and octets.

After getting the pure water from Tran Quoc pagoda, the festival organized the ceremonies and game activities. While take part in this festival, you should follow the crowd to see activities or you could take park in different games in this festival.

The festival is lasted over the 10th of second lunar month (Yen Phu Communal House Festival)

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