The opening ceremony saw the presence of representative leaders from Cao Bang provincial authorities and a large number of locals and visitors.
One day earlier, on 8th of the first Lunar month, the pagoda held an incense offering ceremony to pray for the prosperous and happy life.
The festival also featured Then singing performances (a locals’ traditional type of art) and folk games.
Vice Chairman of Cao Bang provincial People’s Committee Nguyễn Trung Thảo at the festival’ opening ceremony
According to the history, Da Quan pagoda was built in the early 17th century for worshiping Mạc Ngọc Liễn - a famous general of the Mac dynasty.
The pagoda currently preserves two great bells carved with a poem in old Chinese depicting the region beauty under the Mac dynasty. These two bells were recognized as National Treasure by the central government in 2016.
NL (Báo Cao Bằng)