Held in Lim Village 18km from Hanoi, this festival originally celebrated Ba Mu, who led her life as a Buddhist nun at Lim pagoda. The festival is held on Ba Mu’s day of enlightenment and is famous for showcasing the locals’ unique vocal stylings through Quan Ho folk songs. The best singers from two villages are chosen to compete in singing dialogues, which take place in beautiful natural settings. Thousands of visitors journey to Lim Village in Bac Ninh province to listen to renowned “lien anh” and “lien chi” (male and female Quan Ho singers) performances. The festival also features competitions of weaving and wrestling, as well as processions and worship ceremonies.