Swim Festival on the Lo River

 The Swim Festival on the Lo River, held annually in the third lunar month in the northern mountainous province of Phu Tho includes rites featuring the training of Vietnamese naval forces and their sporting spirit in fighting against the nation’s enemies since the Hung Kings Dynasty.

swim festival on the lo river

The festival plays an important part in the local community’s spiritual life.

The festival promotes and honors reverence for ancestors and solidarity.

One of its key traditions stems from the phrase “When drinking water, remember its source”.

The festival is expected to be recognized as a national intangible cultural heritage.

Pham Tiep