Ca Ong (also known as Whale) Festival

Time: Middle of the 3rd lunar month.
Place: Coastal villages of Man Thai, Tho Quang, Thanh Loc Dan, etc.
Objects of worship: Grandfather Fish.
Characteristics: The peace ceremony which is organized on the first night. The next morning, villagers take part in a water procession, accompanied by a music band and an ensemble of hat boi.

This is one of the most important festivals for the fishermen in Da Nang. It takes place every year, for two days, in the middle of the third lunar month at the coastal villages of Man Thai, Tho Quang, Thanh Loc Dan, etc. The festival is celebrated as an act of the fishermen thank whales, respectfully called Grandfather Fish, and it is also linked to the prosperity of the fishing villages and peaceful life for the fishermen.

 

Cau Ngu Festival. Photo: Internet

 

On the first day of the festival, all the villagers place significant objects on a table to begin the peace ceremony which is organized on the first night. The next morning, villagers take part in a water procession, accompanied by a music band and an ensemble of hat boi (Viet Nam traditional opera). During the two days of the festival, all ships and boats are decorated and anchored at the wharf. Cau Ngu Festival has been recognised as national intangible culture heritage.

NEARBY DESTINATIONS
Ba Na - Chua Mount

Da Nang City

Asia Park

Da Nang City

WHERE TO STAY
Quee's Finger Hotel

Add: 155-157 Le Quang Dao St., Ngu Hanh Son Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3986 777

Melia Da Nang Hotel

Add: Truong Sa St., Ngu Hanh Son Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3929 888

Fusion Suites Danang Beach Hotel

Add: Vo Nguyen Giap St., Son Tra Dist

Tel: (84-236) 3919 777

Adaline Hotel

Add: 45-47 Vo Van Kiet St., Son Tra Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3666 567

Avatar Hotel

Add: 120 An Thuong St., Ngu Hanh Son Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3939 888

Serene Hotel

Add: 274 Vo Nguyen Giap St., Ngu Hanh Son Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3959 177

Muong Thanh Da Nang Hotel

Add: 962 Ngo Quyen St., Son Tra Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3929 929

Royal Lotus Hotel

Add: 120 Nguyen Van Thoai St., Ngu Hanh Son Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 6261 999

Muong Thanh Luxury Da Nang Hotel

Add: 270 Vo Nguyen Giap St., Ngu Hanh Son Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3956 789

Adina Hotel

Add: Lot G6-G7 Pham Van Dong St., Son Tra Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3935 935

Grand Sea Hotel

Add: 8 Ha Bong St., Son Tra Dist

Tel: (84-236) 3636 888

Stay (Northern Danang) Hotel

Add: 119, 3/2 St., Hai Chau Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3861 861

Hoang Dai II Hotel

Add: 97 Vo Van Kiet St., SonTra Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3525 555

Diamond Sea Hotel

Add: Vo Nguyen Giap St., Son Tra Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3939 777

Vinpearl Danang Ocean Resort & Villas

Add: 23 Truong Sa St., Ngu Hanh Son Dist

Tel: (84-236) 3966 889

Gold Coast Hotel

Add: 27 Ho Xuan Huong St., Ngu Hanh Son Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3955 955

French Village Hotel

Add: Hoa Ninh Commune Hoa Ninh, Hoa Vang Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3791 288

Bantique Hotel

Add: Lot 17-18 H2 Pham Van Dong St., Son Tra Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3830 777

Sanouva Da Nang Hotel

Add: 68 Phan Chau Trinh St., Hai Chau Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3823 468

Danang Golden Bay Hotel

Add: 1 Le Van Duyet St., Son Tra Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3878 999

WHERE TO EAT
Ba Thoi restaurant

Add: 96-98 Le Dinh Duong St., Hai Chau Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3825 384

Chen Shabu restaurant

Add: 29 Pham Hong Thai St., Hai Chau Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3843 888

Dasushi restaurant

Add: 194-196 Nguyen Van Linh St., Thanh Khe Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3573 939

Heaven restaurant

Add: 119 Le Loi St., Hai Chau Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 2240 891

Dong Duong restaurant

Add: 18 Tran Phu St., Hai Chau Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3889 687

4U Beach

Add: Lot 9-10 Vo Nguyen Giap St., Son Tra Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3942 947

Huong Viet restaurant

Add: 53 Tran Quoc Toan St., Hai Chau Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3825 211

Tran 3 restaurant

Add: 300 Hai Phong St., Thanh Khe Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3752 779

Czech beer Tulip restaurant

Add: 174-2/9 St., Hai Chau Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3611 822

Kitaguni restaurant

Add: 122 Nguyen Chi Thanh St., Hai Chau Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3562 435

Pho Bien restaurant

Add: 231 Nguyen Tat Thanh St., Thanh khe Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3530 955

Italia restaurant

Add: 42 Le Duan St., Hai Chau Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3565 962

My Hanh restaurant

Add: Lot 17-18 Vo Nguyen Giap St., Son Tra Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3831494

Memory Lounge restaurant

Add: 7 Bach Dang St., Hai Chau Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3575 898

Com Nieu Truc Lam Vien restaurant

Add: 25 Yen Bai St., Hai Chau Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3849969

Phi Lu 1 restaurant

Add: 225 Nguyen Chi Thanh St., Hai Chau Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3823 772

Apsara restaurant

Add: 222 Tran Phu St., Hai Chau Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3561 409

Golden Phoenix restaurant

Add: 2/9 St., Hai Chau Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3668 888

Korean restaurant

Add: 139 Nguyen Chi Thanh St., Hai Chau Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3863 048

Lotteria restaurant

Add: 120 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai St., Hai Chau Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3829 929