Vietnamese community in Laos organizes the Buddhist Parents’ Day festival


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. 

At the festival ceremony, Venerable Thích Minh Quang, Abbot of Phat Tich pagoda taught about the history of the Parent’s Day festival in Vietnam, the filial piety and the filial piety practices in Vietnam nowadays.

The origin of this event is a Buddhist ceremony, then Parent’s Day festival has become Vietnam's day for expressing debt of gratitude to the parents as a fine tradition of Vietnamese people with Buddhist activities to pray for the deceased and remind people to take better care of their grandparents and parents should they be alive.

The Parents’ Day festival at Phat Tich pagoda took place in warm atmosphere and reflected the unity of Vietnamese community in Laos.

Venerables from Laos Buddhist Association

People offer incense and pray together

Taking free vegetarian meal at the pagoda

Quốc Khánh/VOV-Vientiane