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An Giang: Bà Chúa Xứ (Regional Goddess) Festival

The Bà Chúa Xứ (Regional Goddess) Festival, also called worshiping Goddess festival, is held annually from 23rd to 27th of the fourth lunar month at Bà Chúa Xứ temple in Nui Sam ward (former Vinh Te commune) Chau Doc city, An Giang province. Bà Chúa Xứ temple, located at the foot of  Sam mountain, is an important historical, architectural and spiritual heritage of An Giang province and in the region, attracting more than 2 million visitors each year. Bà Chúa Xứ Festival was recognized as the national festival by the Ministry of Culture, Information and Tourism in 2001.

Lạng Sơn inaugurates a new chapel for the Tiền Hậu Protestant congregation

On May 17th, 2014, Tiền Hậu Protestant congregation under the Vietnamese Confederation of Evangelical Churches (Nothern) held a ceremony to inaugurate its new chapel.

Ho Chi Minh City: New Protestant congregation comes into sight.

On May 17th, 2013, the Chinese –origin Tuyên Ân Đường Protestant congregation held a ceremony for thanksgiving and coming into sight. 

The Dong Nai People’s Council holds a meeting with voters representing religious organizations in the locality

On May 16 and 17, 2014, the Dong Nai People’s Council held a meeting with voters representing dignitaries, deacons, believers and religious organizations in the locality prior to the 10th session of the provincial People’s Council (8th term)

The East Sea situation informed to religious dignitaries

On May 20, more than 120 outstanding religious dignitaries, academics, and members of the public in An Giang province attended a conference on the East Sea situation. They protested China’s illegal placement of oil rig Haiyang Shiyou 981 in Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone.

Tien Giang: the religious training course held for members of local Communist Youth Union

On May 15th, 2014, at the provincial Political school, the Committee for Religious Affair in collaboration with the provincial Youth Union and the Political school organized a conference to implement the Party's guidelines and the State’s policies and laws on religion for 160 participants who are the Secretaries, Deputy Secretaries of local Youth Unions.

Đồng Nai: The Executive Board of provincial Vietnam Buddhist Sangha opens Buddhist summer retreat 2014

On May 17th, 2014, the opening ceremony for Buddhist summer retreat 2014 took place at headquarters of the Executive Board of Dong Nai’s Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS).

Tien Giang province receives delegates of the General Congress of Hòa Hảo Buddhism

On May 16, 2014, at the hall of the provincial Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee, Mr. Trần Thanh Đức, Vice – Chairman of Tien Giang province People’s Committee received delegates of the General Congress of Hòa Hảo Buddhism.

Tiền Giang: ceremony held to commemorate the passing away of the late Most Venerable Thích Pháp Lạc

On May 18th, 2014, the solemn ceremony for 13rd anniversary of the passing away of the late Most Venerable Thích Pháp Lạc (2001-2014) was held at Pháp Bảo Pagoda in Tiền Giang province.

Presbyterian Church of Vietnam convenes 2nd General Assembly

On May 15, 2014, the Presbyterian Church of Vietnam held its second congress (2014 - 2018) in Ho Chi Minh City with the participation of 200 Protestants dignitaries and believers of the Church from 22 localities throughout the country. 

Ho Chi Minh city highly values the Catholics’ contributions

On April 29, Mr. Lê Thanh Hải, Secretary of Ho Chi Minh city’s Party Committee received Archbishop Bùi Văn Đọc, Archdiocese of Ho Chi Minh city who paid a courtesy visit on occasion of officially taking the new position. 

Stone-laying ceremony held for a new church in Kim Bảng parish

Meeting wishes of the Vietnam Catholic Church and followers for a new church, Hà Nam provincial authorities approved for the Kim Bảng parish, Hà Nam province to rebuild its church. On May 11st, 2014, the parish held a stone-laying ceremony to build its new church.

Tien Giang: Ceremony held to open Buddhist Summer Retreat 2014

In the morning of May 14th, 2014 at the Hue Dang lecture hall of Vinh Trang Pagoda, My Phong Village Tien Giang province, the Executive Board of the provincial Vietnam Buddhist Sangha solemnly held the opening ceremony for Buddhist summer retreat 2014 – B.E. 2558. 

The Cao Dai Correct Path Church: Conference held to review six-month activities in 2014 (89th religious year)

On May 9th, 2014 at Ben Tre Holy See, the Cao Dai Correct Path Church held a conference to access its activities in the first six months of 2014.

Soc Trang province: over 1,000 Buddhist believers welcome the Buddha’s birthday 2014

On May 12, 2014, at the Huong Son pagoda (Ward 2, Soc Trang city), the Executive Board of Soc Trang province’s Vietnam Buddhist Sangha held a ceremony to celebrate the Buddha’s birthday 2014 – B.E 2558 

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