See more news

LFNC delegation concludes Vietnam visit

Vietnam, Laos share experience in state management of religious affairs

Ben Tre authorities hold religious affairs training for local officials

Religious youth festival held in Đà Nẵng

Quang Binh authorities extend congratulation to provincial VBS chapter on Buddhist Parents Day 2019

08/12/2019 05:46
Worship of craft ancestors in Hanoi
Ngu Xa Temple worships the bronze casting

As time has passed, the commerce in Hanoi’s 36 ancient guild streets has changed, yet the temples in the Old Quarter dedicated to the ancestors of the original crafts remain an important part of Hanoi’s unique culture. 

Hanoi has always been a venue of talented craftsmen. They came to Hanoi to ply their crafts setting up 36 trade guilds centered in 36 different streets. Over centuries, the artisans who migrated from rural areas have brought to the city their traditional crafts with outstanding techniques. Through many ups and downs, many streets in the Old Quarter still retain their traditional trade.

Despite their good business in the city, the artisans and their children never forget their roots. They set up temples to worship their ancestors who handed down the craft to them. There are dozens of temples scattered in the Old Quarter.

Worshipping practices of at these temples dedicated to craft founders often take place during their death anniversary of craft ancestors, occasion of spring and autumn, and on the first and the fifteenth day of every lunar month. These spiritual practices include traditional offering and worshipping rites to pay respects and gratitude to craft founders, as well as prayers for successful and thrifty businesses. 

The death anniversary of the craft founder is the most important, and craftsmen often hold big worshiping events. In case there’s no death anniversary, the spring and autumn occasions are main worshipping events.

These events are also opportunities for craft guilds to promote exchanges, contributing to foster mutual support and cooperation in craft production and trading.

PTT

Worship of craft ancestors in HanoiHanoi has always been a venue of talented craftsmen. They came to Hanoi to ply their crafts setting up 36 trade guilds centered in 36 different streets. Over centuries, the artisans who migrated from rural areas have brought to the city their traditional crafts
Share on Facebook   Share on Twitter Share on Google Share on Buzz        Back   Send   Print   Top of page
More news
Hue Sacred Heart Congregation holds professional vows for new votarists -08/12/2019 05:40
Delegation of Ho Chi Minh political-national academy meets with religious committee in An Giang -08/09/2019 03:55
Religious committee in Gia Lai receives Evangelical church delegation  -08/09/2019 03:45
Art program marks Vu Lan festival -08/09/2019 03:30
Catholic solidarity committee of Ca Mau, Hanoi share work experiences -08/09/2019 03:22
Labour union in Quang Binh builds charitable house for disadvantaged Catholic family -08/08/2019 04:49
Vietnam United World Mission Church convenes 4th congress in Da Nang -08/08/2019 04:45
VBS Chapter in Bac Ninh reviews six-month activities -08/07/2019 04:36
VBS’s subcommittee on Buddhist Families holds training camp in Central Highlands -08/07/2019 04:20
New Caodai oratory inaugurated in Ben Tre -08/07/2019 04:13
Address: Yen Hoa Ward - Cau Giay District, Ha Noi - Viet Nam
Telephone: +84243 8 248 763. Fax: 08041313
Email: ttttbantongiao@chinhphu.vn