Dong Ky village festival is held on the 4th day of the 1st lunar month in Dong Quang commune, Tu Son district, Bac Ninh province, northern Vietnam.
Dong Ky village has still preserved several historical and cultural relics. Its annual festival is organized from the 4th to the 6th of the first lunar month in memory of tutelary god’s great merit – who was nominated Thien Cuong De. The tutelary spirit is the person who is of both high position and exploit in teaching the handicraft to the whole area on which basing people’s lives here have been being improved better and better. Thus, he is specially respected one of employments he taught everybody is making crackers. This job itself is the one forming the well-known festival – the competition of making and burning crackers.
Formerly, during the festival Dong Ky village’s people used to carry genitals, organized emulations how to raise pigs, chickens well and implemented army parades in order to recall the time when the tutelary god also a general led army forces to fight against enemies. It is believed that, exploding of cracker stands for strength and martial spirit which is possible to exterminate harmful and cruel forces. The more exploded crackers are, the better representing an endless power could bring harmonious weather assisting crops, harvests to be better and people have a prosperous life.