Within the framework of Nha Trang-Khanh Hoa Sea Festival 2019, Khanh Hoa Center of Culture and Cinema on May 12 performed the rituals of Whale worshipping ceremony. 300 fishermen of the districts of Vinh Truong and Vinh Nguyen (Nha Trang) took part in the event.
The Whale worshipping ceremony originated from the belief in Ông Nam Hai (the Whale) of the fishermen. The practice of the whale worshipping ceremony helps to preserve a typical worshipping characteristic of the coastal regions.
The following are some images of the event:
Unicorns leading procession
Ritual offerings to the Whale
Ritual dance expressing gratitude for the merits of the Whale
Whale Worshipping Ceremony of Khanh Hoa was recognized as national intangible cultural heritage by Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism