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On August 12th, during a working visit to Soc Trang Province, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc visited the Association for solidarity of patriotic monks.
On August 12th and 13th, 2014, a Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) delegation led by Mr. Bùi Thanh Hà, Vice Chairman of GCRA visited and congratulated the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha’s dignitaries (VBS) on the Summer Retreat. Joining with the delegation were Mr. Lê Minh Khánh, Deputy Director of Buddhist Affairs Department; Ms. Trần Minh Nga, Deputy Director of Organization and Personnel Department and officers from the Buddhist Affairs Department.
In the sacred atmosphere of gratitude to the Parents, thousands of candles were lit up and held by hand with deep and grateful thoughts about the Parents and a praying: "Light candles in the night – Pray for Parents living life" to offer filial respect to the parents.
In Can Tho city:
The 30th Lady of La Vang Pilgrimage Festival was solemnly organized at the Our Lady of La Vang Pilgrimage Centre (Hai Phu commune, Hai Lang district, Quang Tri province) from August 13 to 15, 2014 with the title “New family evangelization”.
The Yungang Grottoes are ancient Chinese Buddhist temple grottoes near the city of Datong in the province of Shanxi.
Amid the sweltering heat, Buddhist monks held the annual Ominugui ritual of cleaning the giant bronze Buddha statue at Todaiji temple in this ancient capital on Aug. 7.
On August 7th, 2014, at the Executive Board Office- Vĩnh Tràng pagoda (My An village, My Tho city, Tien Gianh province), Most Venerable Thích Huệ Minh, Member of the Executive Council of Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS), Chairman of Tien Giang’s VBS Executive Board chaired a conference to review Buddhist affairs in the first six months of 2014, approve targets and tasks for the last six months and conclude the summer retreat course 2014 (B.E 2558).
On August 14th, 2014, an Indian Buddhist delegation consisting of 12 members led by Venerable Minling Khen chen Gyur Me Gig Namgyal, President of Ngagyur Nyinggma Mindrolling College at Dehradune, Utta Khan Pradesh state had a meeting with the Government Committee (GCRA).
On August 8th in Phu Tho province and August 12th in Nam Dinh province, the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) held a conference on belief and state’s administration on belief.
The 30th Lady of La Vang Pilgrimage Festival was organized at the Our Lady of Lavang Pilgrimage Centre in August 13 to 15, 2014 with the title “New family evangelization”.
On August 10th, 2014, at Ben Tre Holy See (No. 100 Truong Dinh, ward 6, Ben Tre city, Ben Tre province), the Caodai Correct Path Church organized the annual 89th Humanity Council congress.
On August 9, at Chau Minh oratory, Tien Thuy commune, Chau Thanh district, Ben Tre province, the Ante-Creation Church organized the annual 89th Humanity Council congress.
On August 10th, 2014, at Phat Tich pagoda in the capital of Vientiane, the Vietnamese community in Laos organized the Buddhist Parents’ Day festival. Attending the ceremony were Most Venerables of Laos Buddhist Association and thousands of Vietnamese Buddhist monks, nuns and followers in provinces of Laos.
On August 8th, 2014, the Protestant Representative Board of Gia Lai province held a closing ceremony for 2nd basic Biblical course of 4th year.