At birth, Uncle Ho visited the fishing village in Cat Ba island. And visit the fishing village of Uncle forever become an indelible mark in the mind of the Cat Ba military. To commemorate Uncle Ho’s visit and the anniversary of his Uncle Ho’s visit, it becomes a traditional day filled with revolutionary shades, not only of Cat Ba but also a traditional day of the Vietnamese seafood industry.
To deeply remember the image and feelings of Uncle for the island district, 1/4 become the traditional festival of the people of Cat Ba island. Every year, the island district celebrates Uncle Ho’s day on the fishing village with many exciting activities, such as dragon boat race on the sea with the participation of localities on the island. On the festival day, the island district as a new coat of clothes with the color of flags, the blue sky in the jade.
Dragon boat race on the sea is a cultural feature in the sand tourism district. People of Cat Ba usually organize dragon boat races at the end of the fishing season, opening the Southern season on ¼ solar calendar (Uncle Ho’s visit to Cat Ba in 1959). After many formal ceremonies were held the afternoon and the night before, all day ¼ only for the boat race. The long diamond-shaped boat, wooden dragon head, brilliant gold lipstick, on the deck carrying 22 to 26 young wave on the Gulf also attracted many visitors cross.
Boat race in Cat Ba
The festival takes place with a lot of cultural activities, special art. Opening ceremony is usually the speech of Uncle Ho to visit Cat Ba. Then there is the exciting dragon boat race. The boat race begins with a tug of war on the beach, followed by a rowing boat. Finally the boat race takes place. The boat race is usually about 1km, the two sides are flagged. Boat races take 3 or 4 rounds, depending on the year specified. Which boats arrive first will win.
Dragon boat race with the shape of 11m long, 1.5m wide is very expensive, cost up to 30 million a unit. Each boat has between 22 and 26 people. The beginning of the contest is a tug of war among boat teams on the sea. After the tug-of-war was to shake the boat without the roof of the fishermen from the South Central Coast. Next is dragon boat racing. 1km long track with flag at both ends, the boat will have to go 3 or 4 rounds, the boat to the first destination will win.
In addition to the selection of strong oars, the rider is considered the winner of the boat, as they must handle extremely accurately at the turn, allowing the boat to be more than ten meters in length that can be rounded up the fastest. .
In recent years, when travel on Cat Ba island increasingly developed with Cultural Tours – The Highlights of Traditional Values in Vietnam, the festival for fishermen on this island has become a festival to promote tourism. As a result, the scale and activities of the festival have been expanded, attracting many visitors to the sand and sea tourism in and out of the country to attend.
In addition, in Cat Ba town today there are many cultural relics, long history such as temples of women in the resistance against foreign aggression in the North. The marble of Gia Luan village was used as a place to collect wooden sticks from the Van to contribute to the victory over the Nam Han soldiers in Bach Dang Giang’s Ngo Quyen battle in 938. In Xuan Dam commune, The stone wall was built dating from the Mac Dynasty of the 16th century. The people on the island are also very proud of the path of education, pass by his father once