Wed, 29th May 2024 06:17 (GMT +7)

Lac Thanh Communal House & Pagoda Festival opens in Uong Bi city

Tuesday, 23/04/2024 | 11:39:45 [GMT +7] A  A

The festival is held annually on the 14th and 15th of the third lunar month. There are a range of solemn rituals which feature typical Vietnamese cultural identities.

Khai hội Đình - Chùa Lạc Thanh năm 2024.
Lac Thanh Communal House & Pagoda Festival features traditional cultural values.

Built in the 17th century,  Lac Thanh communal house worships 12 tutelary gods. Despite being repaired and restored for many times, the historical site still preserves the architectural style of  the Nguyen Dynasty.

Lac Thanh Pagoda is located next to the communal house, forming a 2.000-square-meter complex of Communal House - Lac Thanh Pagoda.

The festival of  Lac Thanh Communal House - Pagoda Festival was successfully restored and received the Certificate of recognition as a provincial historical relic in 2012.

The festival is held annually on the 14th and 15th of the third lunar month. There are a range of solemn rituals which feature typical Vietnamese cultural identities.

Trò chơi dân gian được tổ chức tại Lễ hội Đình - Chùa Lạc Thanh.
This year's festival also takes place excitingly with various folk games.

These rituals demonstrate the ethical tradition of gratitude towards ancestors and refelect the people's desire for a peaceful and prosperous life.

In addition to, this year's festival also takes place excitingly with folk games such as Chinese chess, tug of war, blindfolded duck catching, blindfolded pig catching, etc.

Along with Yen Tu Spring Festival and other festivals in Uong Bi city, Lac Thanh Communal House - Pagoda Festival is expected to contribue to enriching the spiritual and cultural life of the people, promoting the development of spiritual tourism, and enhancing socio-economic growth in the area.

By Hong Hoan