On April 1st every year, the Cat Ba people open festival to celebrate the day when President Ho came to visit the fishing village (April 1st, 1959). That is a traditional day of Vietnam’s sea product industry to start fishing work and open Cat Ba tourist season. At the festival visitor will enjoy an imperial boat race on the sea, water skying on the sea, shaking basket boat on the sea. The rower from every where come here to complete. Everybody tries and has determination to win the competition. This festival is originated from the traditional rowing festival on 21st day of lunar calendars January of Gia Loc commutes’ Cat Hai fishermen formerly, the festival for beginning yearly, the fishing season to pray for favorable weather and great output.
In the exciting atmosphere of festival, everything fits in people. Perhaps that is why the sea water always raises highly near close to the embankment for the festival days in daily time as well as at night.
The tourism potential richness, diversity, particularly of the biosphere reserve World Cat Ba islands, marine conservation areas is better exploitation. And Cat Ba island, a part cannot be separated by cultural heritage natural Halong, UNESCO is recognized, more and more attractive not only tourists in the country, but international investors with Projects large scale has been developed. Along with boat racing barrel, boat-kai AC, parade performers coffee art, beach volleyball women …, the dragon boat racing on the sea site report Cup Hai Phong The unique festival of 1.4. To the festival village in Cat Ba, people and tourists will take the eye witness rival drastically, critical need and special attractions of the dragon boat racing.
Besides the racing team of Cat Hai district of thickness with tradition, the race of the hands of chèo from Yen Hung district (Quang Ninh) and districts in the province as An Hai Phong Duong, Tien Lang, Thuy Nguyen , are racing with the team. This promises rivalry drastically, drama on the track, contribute to the success and improve the character of the village festival in Cat Ba.