Da Nang (VNA) – The Quan The Am (Goddess of Mercy) festival
at Ngu Hanh Son (Marble Mountain) in the central city of Da Nang has been
recognised as a national intangible cultural heritage, Deputy Director of the
municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Thi Hoi An announced
on February 4.

The festival is held annually on the 19th day of the second lunar month
at Quan The Am Pagoda and other venues at the Ngu Hanh Son national special
relic site.

It is one of the largest festivals nationwide and aimed at preserving
and promoting ethnic culture and traditional values.

The recognition brings the number of national intangible culture
heritages in Da Nang to six, including the stone engraving products of Non Nuoc
stone carving village and the Cau Ngu (whale worshipping) festival.

They are popular among many tourists, contributing to the conservation
and development of traditional cultural values as well as sustainable