Vu Lan festival, which associates with filial piety, is not only celebrated by Buddhist followers, but also Vietnamese as a fine tradition. On this occasion, people show their gratitude to the country and countrymen; pay tribute to ancestors, hero, martyrs who lost their lives for national peace and people’s happiness.
This year, the grand Vu Lan festival was held at Tu Dam Pagoda (01 Su Lieu Quang, Truong An ward, Hue city). There were several traditional ceremonies such as “tu tu” ceremony, official ceremony, etc.
At the event, monks, nuns, religious followers and people have a chance to learn more about the meaningful Vu Lan festival, Buddhist ethics, and Buddhist spirit and join in ceremonies. Participants also showed tribute and filial piety to ancestors; pray for national victory, world peace, people’s safety, etc.
Vu Lan festival is aimed at educating people of “uong nuoc nho nguon” tradition, promoting humanitarian values and fine values of national culture. Vu Lan festival has become a part of the offering ceremony on the fifth day of the seventh lunar month. It is the time for each person to practice and remember filial piety as well as pay tribute to national heroes, martyrs, and ancestors.
The offering ceremony at grand Vu Lan festival - Buddhist calendar 2567