The Tich Dien Festival (Doi Son, Ha Nam) is beautiful, colorful and especially meaningful with the image of a king leading a buffalo down to the field to plow, the year of Tan Suu 2021 unfortunately could not take place due to the Covid-19 translation.
The Tich Dien festival (Doi Son, Duy Tien, Ha Nam) takes place annually on January 7. Unfortunately, this year, because the Covid-19 epidemic is booming in Vietnam, festivals, monuments, religious activities, and fun spots have been stopped and visitors have stopped. Accordingly, the festival is said to be the most beautiful and meaningful of the five buffaloes – Tan Suu must also be canceled.
In previous years, on January 6, the Buffalo Decorative Painting Contest gathered dozens of painters from localities such as Hanoi, Ha Nam, Hung Yen, Ninh Binh, Thai Binh … to put on. Only buffaloes in Doi Son village are traditional folk paintings with bright colors on the theme of spring and agriculture.
On the morning of the 7th, the new spring plowing festival officially takes place in the village field. The plow is brought to the festival by people, ready for ritual activities and going to the fields.
Villagers and tourists flock to the village fields to watch the festival, admiring the colorful buffalo that will plow the first fields to start the new season.
In the book “Vietnamese history” compiled in the Tran dynasty, in the year of Dinh Hoi (987), King Le Dai Hanh – the king who enlightened the Tien Le Dynasty chose the field at the foot of Doi mountain and personally went down to the field to plow to promote his master. extension.
In the year of the Ox 2009, after nearly 100 years of ceasing the organization, the Presidential Plantation Ceremony was officially restored at Doi Son. ?
Mr. Dinh Trong Te in Doi Son (Nhat Ha, Tien Son commune, Duy Tien district, Ha Nam) is over 90 years old this year (born in 1929), who has been chosen 9 times to act as king to plow during the festival. Tich Dien.
Although he came from a farming family, Te was taught by his parents when he was young. At the age of 6, he and his parents took the buffalo to the field to plow. Along with the beautiful old general, his pink face, pale beard and his family, in 2009, he was chosen by the village elders to be the first to pretend to be the king to plow after the ceremony Assembly was restored.
Mr. Dinh Trong Te was dressed up by the elders of Doi Son village, dressed in royal robes, wearing a mask of imperial king on the Tich Dien Spring Festival 2019.
The strongest and most beautiful buffalo after winning the contest of buffalo decoration the day before will be honored to be plowed for the king during the festival.
Traditionally, the king walks first with 3 rows of plows. Following are the mandarins and the martial arts. Young women walking behind the officials sow seeds down the cultivated furrows to start a new crop.
Since the ceremony was restored, the Presidents of the State have also attended, performing the Presidential Ceremony themselves – rolling up their pants to the fields to plow.
After that, the villagers eagerly brought their buffalo to plow in the surrounding fields.
The whole field of Doi Son village is bustling with enthusiastic labor, the plowed fields are porous and ready to be drained to cultivate spring rice.
To wait 12 more years, the new Tich Dien festival can bustle to celebrate the new year with the image of a buffalo mascot, ie the year of Quy Suu 2033.