Chinese first full moon of the year festival recognized as National Intangible Cultural Heritage
During the celebration, families pray for peace for a whole new year ahead. This is one of the big holidays and a special spiritual culture of the ethnic Chinese community and Vietnamese people in general.
Huynh Cam Phan, a Chinese ethnic person living in Ho Chi Minh City, said: “Because it is the full moon festival marking the beginning of the year, people celebrate it splendidly. Of course, everyone wants to be lucky and happy with prosperity and good health in the new year. I am very proud and glad that the government recognizes this festival. ”
District 5 is home to many long time Chinese settlers. The first full moon celebration is a custom of historical and cultural value and a tourism product of Chinese ethnic people in today’s Chinatown.
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