DUNG VILLAGES' COMMUNAL HOUSE
Dung village's Communal House is located in Dinh hamlet, Dung village, Nghia Dung commune, Tan Ky district, about 100 km from Vinh city - the economic and political center of Nghe An province.
The communal house is recognized as a provincial historical relic, built in the Late Le Dynasty to worship the gods who had merits to protect the nation and help the people and was restored in the 12th year of Bao Dai (Nguyen Dynasty, 1937). During the anti-French and anti-American era, Dung village's Communal House was a meeting place, hiding documents and weapons of party members and soldiers in the region; It is also a place to worship the village's tutelary god, also a place for people in the region to send their spirituality, show the principle of drinking water, think of its source, and show the spirit of solidarity of the village community..
The communal house is located in the middle of a densely populated residential area, in front of which is the Con River and fertile alluvial plains. In terms of feng shui, the communal house has the land position of "sơn hồi thủy tụ, đạp thủy gối sơn, quan quân hội tụ", which is a long-term, sustainable starting position.
The communal house is the meeting place, cultural activities of the people of the old Dung village (now includes 5 communes: Nghia Dung, Nghia Hop, Nghia Thai, Nghia Hoan and Nghia Phuc of Tan Ky district). Later, due to some changes, Dung village's Communal House became a combined place of worship and worship of the gods of the people in the area. The tutelary god of Dung village was identified as Cao Son - Cao Cac - two blessed gods worshiped quite commonly in Nghe An province. The communal house also worships the gods who have the merit of protecting and helping the people such as Princess Bach Y, Moc Thu Ton Than, healer Ngo Van Ngao and the communal house also worships Buddha. Every year, people have many sacrificial activities at the communal house such as Khai Son Ceremony (of the Shooters), Ky Yen Ceremony (celebrating the victory of the Red Cave battle of the people and Lam Son insurgent army), Khai Ha Ceremony (the beginning of the rice season, usually in April - lunar calendar), Trung Nguyen festival (traditional cultural activities of ethnic minorities in the region), Thuong Tan ceremony (new rice offering, usually at the end of October - lunar calendar).
It can be said that Dung village's Communal House is a place for people in the region to entrust their spiritual beliefs, to express the principle of "drinking water, think of its source", to remember the merits of the gods who govern the village and the ancestors. This is the place to unite the community, showing the cultural values with the identity of the ethnic minorities residing in the region.