The “Tro Tram” festival, also known as “Linh tinh tinh phoc” is held annually on January 11 and 12 every year in Tro temple – Tu Xa commune, Lam Thao district, Phu Tho province.
At the time of the new day’s transfer, the couple was chosen to make the rite of rituals brought into the temple. After the officiating priest gave the signal, the couple held a mascot against each other. Thousands of people jostle and push to see this unique ritual directly.
Thousands of locals gathered in the area in front of the temple gate to have fun, watching music programs.
When the ceremonial time is about to begin, the officiating priest unlocked the box to take “No” – symbolizing the male genitals and “Nuong” – symbolizing the female genitals.
At 12 pm, preparing to arrive at the time of the Secret Ceremony, people gradually came to the temple to witness the intercourse scene in the Secret Ceremony. The mascot was later handed over to Mr. Chien and his wife.
When the ritual is about to begin, thousands of people rush to watch this unique ritual.
Ritual ceremonies are performed in the night. When the electricity was turned off, he took out the offering and gave it to the two chosen people, one male and one female holding two mascots and preparing to perform the ritual. After hearing the command of the celebrant, the couple formally performed the ritual. He held “No” stabbed to hit “Nuong” in his wife’s hand.
At the end of the rituals, both Mr.Chien and his wife were happy when the 3 times were hit right
At the end of the ceremony, the Tu Xa people displayed their food in the middle of the temple and shared together to celebrate the success of the ceremony
This is a festival with ancient traditional beliefs of Vietnamese people. Through history, due to the war and also because of the narrow mindedness, it seems that there is a part of this event that has been forgotten. In recent years, the festival has been restored, almost intact the ancient meaning of culture and belief …
“Tro Tram” festival is a manifestation of the fertility rites and cults of agricultural residents with the hope that all things will flourish. In fact, in the past, in many other areas of Vietnam such as Ha Tay, Vinh Phuc, Bac Giang … of Phu Tho, there were also had these festivals but were forgotten in a long time. The reason that Tu Xa commune is preserved to this day is that this place was originally one of the tribes of the Hùng kings, they were powerful and had a long-standing cultural identity.