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Whale worship recognized as national heritage

by VTV413 October 2016 Last updated at 15:56 PM

VTV.vn - The Whale Worshipping or Cau Ngu Ritual in the central coast province of Phu Yen has been recognised as a national 'intangible' cultural heritage.

This ancient tradition is commonly practiced along Vietnam's central and southern coasts and originates from the custom of worshipping the Whale Saint who safeguards fishermen. The festival is held whenever fishermen begin a new fishing season to pray for plentiful catches, safe expeditions, and peace for the nation. The festival, held annually in Phu Yen Province, preserves rituals such as the procession of the feudal title and a ceremony to honour the Whale Saint.

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