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Hanoi (VNA) – The Buddhist Vu Lan Festival is now in full swing, taking place during the middle of the seventh lunar month. These days, crowds of Buddhists and non-religious people flock to pagodas and worship places nationwide to hear talks about parental love and pray for their parents.
Van Duc pagoda located in To Ngoc Van street, Thu Duc ward, Ho Chi Minh city was built in 1954. Its sanctum rebuilt in 2004 and completed after two years, was recognized as the highest main worshipping temple in Vietnam by the Vietnam Record Book with the height of 43.5 m.
The hundred-year-old Khanh An Monastery, located in district 12 of Ho Chi Minh City, looks very much like a Japanese pagoda and has become a tourist attraction.
An art program by religious groups and the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) was held on August 2nd on occasion of 63rd founding anniversary of the state governance on religion (August 2nd).
While Buddhism is not the most popular religion among Russia’s many ethnic groups, there are an estimated 1 million followers and more than 200 Buddhist organizations in the country. (links in Russian)
Tieu pagoda in Tieu Son mountain was located in Truong Giang commune, Bac Ninh province’s Tu Son district. The pagoda has stunning views over vast fields and villages.
The Idul Fitri is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims in Indonesia that marks the end of Ramadan and falls on June 15 this year.
The annual pilgrimage to the Our Lady of La Vang Pilgrimage Centre of Catholics from Xuan Loc Diocese’s parishes in Dong Nai province’s Thong Nhat district was organized on Jun 7-9.
Jamia Al-Musulman was built in 1935 as a place of worship for Muslims in Saigon.
In Great Stupa Mandala Tay Thien in Vinh Phuc province, a grand ceremony to celebrate the 2562nd Buddha’s Birthday was held on May 27.
The Mud festival (known asVat Cau Nuoc) is a unique festivalcelebrated by locals in Van village, Bac Giang province’s Viet Yen district in Vietnam.
Seven giant lotus lanterns were positioned in the middle of Nhieu Loc canal in Ho Chi Minh city by Quan Am pagoda on May 22 to celebrate the 2562nd Buddha’s Birthday.
Hue city, known as one of major Buddhism centers in Vietnam, has become more brilliant and attractive during days of the 2562nd Buddha’s Birthday-Vesak festival with streets decorated by Buddhist flag and colorful lanterns.
The Southern One Pillar pagoda was modeled on Hanoi’s one–pillar pagoda. Its structure is similar but not identical. It was built in 1958 by the monk Thich Tri Dung.
The temple of King Đinh Tiên Hoàng is an important relic of the heritage complex of Hoa Lu ancient capital in Truong Yen commune, Hoa Lu district of Ninh Binh province.