Nearly 20 fishing vessels of Pho Thanh commune, Duc Pho district, the central coastal province of Quang Ngai, have headed to the sea with the hope for a first bumper catch of the Year of the Goat.

A traditional fishing festival was held for the local fishermen on the third day of Lunar New Year, which falls on February 21 this year, by the Pho Thanh communal People's Committee.

The event does not only bring visitors a joyful atmosphere but also presents the custom of praying for a bumper harvest for fishermen.

During the festival, local fishermen paid tribute to the God of Nam Hai (God of Sea) and enjoyed various folk dances and songs.

Pho Thanh has the largest fleet of fishing vessels and number of fishermen in Quang Ngai, accounting for 25 percent of the province’s capacity.-VNA