One month after the Lunar New Year is the month of festival in Vietnam. Every place has its own festival to represent its culture and celebrate the newyear. Hue city is one of them. The wresting festival is held in Sinh village in Hue Province is one of the most attracting festival.
History and meaning of the festival
Sinh villagers have their festival in the tenth of January. The festival has been held since 400 years ago to pray for health, peace and a bumper crop. It is also chance for the youth to exercise to improve their health and show their braveness. The festival highlights the braveness, not the win or loses and the competitors should not have dangerous attack.
The worship place to pray for a successful competition is put in front of the yard. One of the oldest people in Sinh village will stand out to complete the worship
The festival is described on traditional pictures
Festival and tourism
The festival gets attention of very old masters
The festival is to perform the skillful attack and the loser is decided when his back is put to the ground
Crowed people gather around the yard to watch the competiiton. Every year, thousands people come to Sinh village to observe the performance
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Since the sunrise, people come there to join in the festival. The yards for the competition are crowded. After the dump informing the start of the festival, the competitors come to the yard and start their performance.
Competitors are both teenagers and professional masters, divided in different groups based on their age and skills. Each court is countervailed competition in which the winner will be chosen to fight each other and then find the last winner. The loser is decided when his back is put to the ground.
The more the time is, the more fascinated the competition is. Visitors can observe the great performance with different styles of different groups. Finally, all of competitors have their gift but the winner will be respect and honor as the most skillful and brave person.
Traditional games for visitors coming there
Also, it is chance for visitor to join in traditional games, enjoy the typical music from Hue and experience the especial food here. Wresting festival in spring becomes one symbol of Sinh village and attracts not only local but international travelers.