If Westerners proud of  “Mother’s Day “,” Father’s Day” in their traditions, the Vietnamese people in general, also equally proud of our Vu Lan Buddhisme holiday. Actuarly,  this is one of two biggest festival in Buddhisme.Vu Lan  holiday has great meaningful that is dutiful with our parents. Beside that, it means to find the source, the gratefulness and dutiful.

This year, al thought Vu Lan festival on Wednesday, the people have to work but they still came to pagodas or temples to pray all the good things for there parents by all their heart. In my opinion, this is the sacred day for all people who have Buddhism. I don’t care you are Chinese, Indian, Thailand, Laos or Cambodia… By the way, we live and share the same culture by all the best things to our parents, so we are close and friendly.

Now, I’ll show you some photos that I took in the sacred temples in West lake, Hanoi ( was call “Phủ Tây Hồ) in the Vu Lan festival.

The corner of the road into Phu Tay Ho ( temples), this women in her shop

The corner of the road into Phu Tay Ho ( temples), this women in her shop

In another shop, the Fortune teller is predicting future

In another shop, the Fortune teller is predicting future

The people are praying all the best things for their family

The people are praying all the best things for their family

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Praying..

The sacrificial-offerings in the Vu Lan Buddhisme holiday

The sacrificial-offerings in the Vu Lan Buddhisme holiday

The cups of candle were protect by a small glass box. It is for prayer

The cups of candle were protect by a small glass box. It is for prayer

When i walked around the Phu Tay Ho ( Temple) , deep inside in the crowds and see many people came, prayed and enjoyed the peaceful atmosphere, i feel abilily deposition in my mind… And i recognized that the love with our family is very sacred…

Comments

  • Michael Roberts
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    This seems to be a very solemn and powerful ceremony/festival. Being the traveler that I am, I want to experience more than just the usual tourist spots. and attending the Vu Lan Buddhisme celebration will really help me immerse into the Vietnamese culture. When exactly is the Vu Lan Buddhisme celebrated so I can schedule my planned Vietnam trip to coincide with this festival?

    • Kem
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      Hi Michael Roberts!
      The time of Vu Lan festival celebration, which is hold on the 15th day of the 7th lunar month.

  • ton
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    Hello Micheal,

    Is the 10 th of august in 2014