Beliefs and customs of the fishermen on Halong Bay

By: Gray Line Halong Cruise
QUANG NINH, Viet Nam - March 6, 2014 - PRLog -- As a Vietnamese, inevitably fishermen  in fishing village on Halong Bay has many customs and common practices of the northern coastal residents, though it's live on the floating house, the limited space, but each family has ancestral altar, parents  anniversary do have the same; family ties, on the bottom a common fold. Besides, due to living in the sea, always face natural hazards therefore fishermen take care seriously to taboos and worship custom.

Boat Racing on Halong bay’s beliefs and customs of the fishermen on Halong Bay. On the full moon day, the first of Tet or so on. Most family holidays shopping to the temple as Ba Den temple ( Ba Ham Lake ), Gold Bridge Temple ( Cua Van ) or in the temples in the land as Long Tien Pagoda, temple of Cai Lan, Tran Quoc temple ( Halong City ), Cua Ong Temple ( TX Cam Pha )... to financing requirements, for fortune, hope for a new year luck sailing, everyone in the family healthy, peaceful. Stemming from religious needs of fishermen, now, on Ha Long Bay has several temples and shrines. Of these, the largest is three Men. According to legend, ancient people drowned woman, identified gone into here, the fishermen went fishing village sympathy picked identify buried along the island. When a boat goes through, who are all wishing for inspiration? Fishing village temple came up. Visitors to the temple for Lunar New Year in a very crowded, including the fishermen Cat Ba ( Hai Phong ) to. On the fifteenth day of January of each year, the fishermen fishing village on the Gulf boat races held before the temple is very exciting.

Mr. Nguyen Van Cho, 70 years old - the original inhabitants in Cua Van fishing village, this family had moved to the coast, in Hung Thang ward, said: Tet, Ha Long fishing trips taboo especially early exodus the new. Before Tet, the family is prepared grids, ocean fishing trip early. Date of issue, every family absolutely avoid the other boat to sail that boat go through their noses, by which it predicted would eat all year no luck, failures.

With the concept “be holy church, which has healthy diet”, in daily life activities, Halong Bay fishermen often taboo. In the family long resident fishermen on the Gulf, every child is born with a ring he forced her into a red cloth wrist, considered as talismans to prevent and dispel evil spirits, bad luck. Many families giving birth to children are named “Pick “is meant to pick up the easy to rise. Today, this concept remains but some guy named "pick " has less and less, instead of names like: Hoa, Lan, Hung…Today, many traditions and customs of the fishermen on Halong Bay has eroded, not retain homogeneity due to mixing population in the fishing village and way of life has changed a lot, from highly specialized fish, most families turn to aquaculture. Then the impact of new life to young people and so on. According to friends relocation project in Ha Long Bay Ha Long city on the banks of which has been deployed, the customs and beliefs of fishermen on the Ha Long Bay this will be “the museum of “to introduce tourists Cultural Center as well Cua Van.

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