The Fisherman’s Festival

The Fisherman’s Festival (Nghinh Ong Festival) is celebration unique to the district of Can Gio in honor of the whale. The whale is considered a sacred creature amongst fishermen and is worshipped as the God of the Seas.Every Year, on the 16th day of the eighth lunar month, the fishermen do not go out to seaShrines, fishing harbors and boats are all beautifully decorated on this day. It is a festival not to be missed and you should try to factor it into your plans if traveling in Vietnam during this period