Cuong temple festival takes place on the 14th of the second lunar month at the Cuong temple in Nghe An province.
In the past, the Royal Court classified Cuong Temple Festival as a national festival in Vietnam. The festival was held by Cao Xa commune which included four villages of Cao Ai, Cao Quan, Tap Phuc and Yen Phu.
The Cuong Temple festival was held from the first of the second lunar month to the end of spring. The main ceremonies were held on the 14 and 15th day of the second lunar month. In the afternoon of the 14th day an announcing ceremony was held at the temple. On the 15th day, a magic sedan procession was held in honor of King Thuc from Cuong Temple to the Cao Ai village communal house so that the King could enjoy the festival, receive the offerings and bless the people. After that the procession headed back to the temple. The people in Cao Xa commune also carried their village tutelary gods to Cuong Temple to let them attend the festival.
Today, the Cuong temple festival still occurs every year. Several traditional games are organized during the festival such as swinging, wrestling, cock-fighting and human chess. Ca Tru singing, classical drama and popular opera are held at night. Fireworks are also displayed making the festival more attractive, jubilant and animated.
The Cuong Temple festival attracts a large number of pilgrims and tourists from all over the country.