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RELIGIOUS LIFE AND STYLE
Southern Ok Om Bok festival 2014

The Ok Om Bok festival 2014 - one of the most typical traditional festival of Southern Khmer will take place in the historical relic Ba Om pond in Tra Vinh provincial city from October 30th to November 7th.

Cham people in Ninh Thuan province celebrate Kate festival 2014

This year, Kate festival in Ninh Thuan was held October from 22 to 25, 2014 and took place in 3 main temples in Po Nagar Temple (Huu Duc Hamlet, Ninh Phuoc District), Po Rome Tower (Hau Sanh Hamlet, Ninh Phuoc District) and Po Klong Garai Tower (Do Vinh Ward, Phan Rang – Thap Cham City) with full of magical rites and bustling activities in around the villages.

Da Nang city: Thanh Khe district Vietnam Buddhist Sangha Executive Board holds meeting for dissemination of administrative procedures to dignitaries

On October 26th 2014, at Ky Vien pagoda (No. 72 Lê Đình Lý, Vinh Trung ward, Thanh Khe district, Da Nang city), the Thanh Khe district Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) Executive Board held a meeting for dissemination of administrative procedures to about 150 religious dignitaries, deacons in Thanh Khe district.

Hanoi: Exchange conference on “Donating viscera to share life” held

On October 20th, 2014, the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) in collaboration with the Central Youth Union of Vietnam and Ministry of Health organized an exchange conference on “Donating viscera to share life - Awareness and Role of Youth" at Quan Su Pagoda (Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi).

Can Tho and Binh Thuan province: Fellowship conference held for local Protestants

In Can Tho city

Nam Dinh province: Over 80 religious dignitaries attend the 4th religious Sport Competition 2014

On two days of October 21st and 22nd, 2014, at Tran Quoc Tuan Competition Hall (Nam Dinh city), the Nam Dinh provincial Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee held the 4th religious Sport Competition 2014.

Brief Introduction of Minh Ly religion

In early 1920s, a number of civil servants in Saigon gathered together to learn and study the teachings of the three religions: Buddhism - Taoism - Confucianism. Mr. Âu Kiệt Lâm, with religious alias as Minh Chánh, and some friends bought books French to research on the human energy system. 

Lôi Protip festival of Khmer Buddhists celebrated

Every year, on the fifteenth of the nineth month of Khmer lunar calendar, Khmer people in hamlets gather to organize the traditional Lôi Protip festival.

Central Committee for Buddhists Guidance pays working visit to Tien Giang province

On October 14, a delegation of the Central Buddhists Guiding Committee under the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) led by Most Venerable Thích Thiện Duyên, Vice President of the Central VBS Executive Council cum Chairman of  the Central Buddhists Guiding Committee had a meeting with the Tien Giang provincial VBS Executive Committee at its head office in Vinh Trang pagoda.

Can Tho city: Hòa Hảo Buddhism followers engage in ensuring public security

The year 2014 is 3rd year the Hoa Hao Buddhist executive board in seven wards of O Mon district collaborated with the district Public Security for ensuring public security.

Quang Nam province: Pho Chau pagoda presents gifts to Gie Trieng ethnic people

On October 10th, Pho Chau pagoda’s Buddhists in Duy Xuyen district, Quang Nam province traveled 300 km to Phuoc May mountainous commune in Phuoc Son district to present gifts for Gie Trieng ethnic people under the charity program "warm winter".

Kien Giang province: Go Quao district’s Patriotic Monk Association holds the sixth Congress

To implement a scheduled plan of the Standing Committee of the provincial Patriotic Monk Association in Kien Giang province, the district-level congress would be held this year, proceeding to the provincial Congress 2014- 2019.

Quang Trị province: a requiem held for heroic martyrs in Hien Luong river

On October 5th, at the memorial in the northern bank of Hien Luong river, a requiem ceremony was held to pray for spiritual upliting to heroic martyrs who sacrified their life for independence and freedom of the nation at the historic demarcation river.

Ha Noi city: So Thuong Protestant Church appoints its new Superintendent Pastor

On October 4th, at its church (No 46, So Thuong Str, Yen So ward, Hoang Mai district, Ha Noi city), So Thuong Protestant Church under the General Confederation of Evangelical Churches of Vietnam (ECVN) (Northern) held a ceremony for the appointment of Commissioned Pastor Phạm Bá Toàn  as its Superintendent Pastor.

Central Buddhists Guiding Committee visits Dong Nai and Ba Ria-Vung Tau provinces

On October 1st, 2014, a delegation of the Central Buddhists Guiding Committee under the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) led by its Vice Executive Chairman Most Venerable Thích Thanh Hùng paid working visits to the provincial VBS Executive Committee and the provincial Buddhists Guiding Committee of Dong Nai and Ba Ria – Vung Tau provinces. This is part of a working trip to six provinces in the Southeastern region from October 1 to 3rd, 2014.

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