Doan Ngu

Doan Ngu (Summer Solstice Day)

May-June; fifth day of fifth lunar month
Doan Ngu is a celebration of the Summer Solstice in Vietnam. Offerings are made to spirits and ghosts and to the god of death to fend off epidemics. In addition, human effigies are burned, providing souls to staff the army of the god of death.
Embassy of Vietnam
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Washington, D.C. 20036
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