When is the Dragon Boat Festival? What does the Doan Ngo New Year offering tray include?

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2021-06-11 12:03:59

Tet Doan Ngo, also known as Tet Doan Duong, Tet kills insects. Lunar New Year is the 5th day of the 5th lunar month. In 2021, the 5th day of the 5th lunar month falls on Monday, June 14, 2021.

On the day of the Dragon Boat Festival, many Vietnamese families often make a tray of offerings to worship their ancestors and pray for a new harmonious and lucky business season.

The tray of worshiping the Dragon Boat Festival

The Vietnamese people’s tray of offerings for the Lunar New Year often includes offerings of incense, votive paper, fresh flowers, water, fruits (plums, lychees, etc.), ash cakes, ú cakes, glutinous rice wine, sticky rice, and tea.

Depending on the region, locality and the conditions of each family, these offerings may change.

The tray of offerings for the Dragon Boat Festival in the North

The offerings usually have incense, fresh flowers, water, votive paper, rice wine, ash cake, sticky rice, tea, seasonal fruits (plums, litchi, peaches…).

Offering tray for the Lunar New Year in the Central region

The Doan Ngo New Year offerings of the Central people are similar to those of the Northern people, but there are some differences such as sticky rice and wine that are compressed into blocks, not separate like the North and only normal white sticky rice is used.

Ducks are an indispensable offering in the Dragon Boat Festival in the Central region

In addition, duck meat (grilled duck, duck blood soup…) is an indispensable offering during the Lunar New Year.

For Hue people, the tray of offerings for the Lunar New Year is indispensable for millet tea, a specialty of this place.

A tray of offerings for the Southern Dragon Boat Festival

In the Lunar New Year, in addition to incense, flowers, votive papers, and fruits, Southerners also offer white glutinous rice, white glutinous rice wine, and pellets, water-dried tea, and banh ú (a cake similar to the North’s ‘tro’ cake). ).

When is the best time to worship the Dragon Boat Festival?

Doan means opening, Horse is the period from 11 am to 13 pm, so the Lunar New Year 2021 should be conducted at the main time of the Horse (midday) on the 5th day of the 5th lunar month.

If it is not possible to do so at that time, people can also conduct the Doan Ngo festival at Binh Thin hour (7am-9pm).

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