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US Ambassador attends Parents’ Day Festival at Quan Su pagoda

US Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius and his family attended the Buddhist Parents’ Day Festival held on August 28 in Quan Su pagoda.

Most Venerable Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) Executive Council Thích Thanh Nhiễu, Abbot of Quan Su pagoda, Buddhist dignitaries and a large number of followers attended the ceremony.

During the ceremony, VBS leaders exchanged with the US Ambassador the origin of the festival.  The Buddhist Parents’ Day festival is a meaningful occasion for people to express gratitude towards their parents, said Most Venerable Thích Thanh Nhiễu.

Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Ted Osius shared that he and his family are respectful of Buddhism and Vietnamese culture and history. He also expressed his honor and feelings experienced, and thanked VBS leaders for its warm welcome. 

Some images at the ceremony:

Venerable Thích Đức Thiện shares meanings of the Buddhist Parents’ Day festival

Presenting roses on shirt

Mr. Ted Osius respectfully presents a dress and offers a cup of hot tea to his mother

Source: giacngo.vn

US Ambassador attends Parents’ Day Festival at Quan Su pagodaMost Venerable Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) Executive Council Thích Thanh Nhiễu, Abbot of Quan Su pagoda, Buddhist dignitaries and a large number of followers attended the ceremony. During the ceremony, VBS leaders exchanged with
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