Phet Hien Quang Festival

Lunar New Year is over in Vietnam but the festie season is just begun with hundreds of festival occured in the northern Vietnam. Among those, Phet Hien Quan is an intense one.

During the festival, which pays tribute and honors the merit of Thieu Hoa female general combatting Chinese invaders, thousands of young men from villages around Hien Quan commune rush to get the ‘phet’, an wooden ball in the size of an tennis ball, which are believed to bring prosperity to the family and village. The festival simulates the scene when Thieu Hoa general trained her men before joining Hai Ba Trung’s army two thousands year ago.

This mini series is taken out from a bigger project on the Lunar New Year celebration in northern Vietnam.

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