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Images of Duc Chi Ton ceremony held by Tay Ninh Caodai church
Cardinal President of the Tay Ninh Caodai Church's Executive Council Thượng Tám Thanh speaks at the opening ceremony

The Tay Ninh Cao Dai Church held on February 23 a grand festival dedicated to the religious Supreme Being called Duc Chi Ton at Tay Ninh Holy See in Tay Ninh province.

The event, held annually on the eighth day of the first lunar month, is one of two most important festivals of the Caodai sect with many rituals including a dance of Long Ma (a legendary creature which is half horse and half dragon) and Tu Linh (the four holy beasts), and a parade in front of Temples.

The grand festival attracted large numbers of Caodai believers and visitors from domestic in the country and from overseas.

Vice Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs Dương Ngọc Tấn presents congratulatory flowers to the Caodai church

Chairman of the provincial People’s Council Nguyễn Thành Tâm presents congratulatory flowers to the Caodai church

State authorities extend greetings to the church’s ceremony

An exhibition of 30 models featuring activities of the church, national heroes and legends was kicked off on the same day.4we

Images of the opening ceremony of the exhibition performed by Tay Ninh Caodai Church’s dignitaries and followers:

Dignitaries of the Caodai church and invited delegates attend the ceremony

Ribbon-cutting opening ritual

Visiting exhibition models

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Images of Duc Chi Ton ceremony held by Tay Ninh Caodai churchThe event, held annually on the eighth day of the first lunar month, is one of two most important festivals of the Caodai sect with many rituals including a dance of Long Ma (a legendary creature which is half horse and half dragon) and Tu Linh (the four holy
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