Located in the midst of the sea, Phu Quoc does not lack many interesting and reputable festivals that will make your trip to the island more memorable.
Blue sea, white sand, and beautiful scenery are what tourists will enjoy when traveling to Phu Quoc. But it does not stop there that the beautiful Phu Quoc also contains many interesting things that not everywhere has.
The diverse cultural and spiritual life of the islanders is also one of the things that tourists should not ignore. If you have the opportunity to go to Phu Quoc at the right time, try “playing” a Phu Quoc resident to participate in colorful festivals here.
1. Nguyen Trung Truc temple festival
Nguyen Trung Truc temple in Phu Quoc has a simple and ancient architecture. Every year on the 27th August of the lunar month, this place organizes Nguyen Trung Truc festival to attract many people as well as visitors to visit.
The temple area is usually quiet and peaceful, but on the festival day, it becomes very busy and bustling. Attending Nguyen Trung Truc festival in Phu Quoc, at first, you will feel the solemn, sacred atmosphere of the ceremony to mark and remember the national heroes.
After that, cultural shows and folk games will bring travelers comfortable moments. The space of this ethnic color will help you experience more about the beautiful pearl island.
2. Ong Lang Lord temple festival
Ong Lang Lord temple is located in Ong Lang hamlet, Cua Duong commune, Phu Quoc district, 7 kilometers from Duong Dong town center. In here, Ong Lang Lord temple festival is one of the oldest traditional ones of the region.
On the 18th and 19th of January of the lunar calendar every year, local people are busy preparing for the festival. Many tourists also come here to incense to pray for peace and blessings.
From Ong Lang Lord temple, visitors can also enjoy the sea breeze and watch the scenery of refreshing green poplar trees and the vast blue sea far away.
3. Nghinh Ong festival
An indispensable festival in the spiritual life of the coastal people in Phu Quoc is Nghinh Ong festival. If traveling to Phu Quoc on the 15th and 16th of August in the lunar month, visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy Nghinh Ong festival of the islanders.
This festival was organized to show respect and gratitude to the God of Fish – a sacred symbol of the sea, as well as pray for the convenience and safety of fishermen when going to sea. The festival usually consists of 3 parts: palanquin, sacrifice, and festival with interesting folk games.
Every year, this festival attracts many people to visit, including locals and foreign tourists.
4. Boat racing festival
Participating in Phu Quoc tours on April 30th every year, visitors will be very lucky to be immersed in the lively boat racing festival here.
The festival is usually held at Dinh Cau beach. This boat racing is an occasion for people on the island to relax after hard-working days. People will have the opportunity to exchange and exercise health, sports spirit. Although it is a race, everyone is in a happy mood.
For tourists, this is a chance for visitors to better understand the culture of Phu Quoc people in particular and the Southern region in general.
5. Duong Dong Communal House festival
Located right on April 30th street, Quarter 1, Duong Dong town of Phu Quoc, Duong Dong Communal House is a familiar cultural place for locals.
Every year, on the 10th and 11th of January in the lunar month, a festival in the place is organized to commemorate those who had merit for the village. Therefore, this is considered as a private Tet festival of the people on the island.
On festival days, people gather here to worship, pray, eat vegetarian, and sing, etc. Many tourists also come to pray for peace and immerse in the bustling atmosphere of the festival.
6. Trai Dan Sung Hung ancient pagoda festival
Sung Hung is an ancient pagoda located near Dinh Cau, built in a traditional Vietnamese folk style. In here, there are many compartments worshiping Lady Lord, a statue of Sea Bodhisattva, a statue worshiping Nguyen Trung Truc, etc. This is indeed a very large ancient temple.
Although it was built in the late 19th century, the pagoda still retains its own features and sacred values. Every year, on the 30th of July in the lunar calendar, there will be Trai Dan festival with many rituals.
These festivals have partly reflected the culture and spiritual life of people here, are really the highlight in your Phu Quoc day tour. For further information, feel free to contact us or visit our website. If you like the activities on Phu Quoc island, don’t hesitate to like and share the article with others. Thank you and hope you will have an exciting moment here.