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Buddha procession from Dieu De Pagoda to Tu Dam Pagoda

TTH.VN - On the late afternoon of May 21 (the 14th day of the 4th month in Lunar Calendar), the Provincial Executive Board of Vietnam Buddhist Sangha and the Vesak 2568 Organization Board held the Buddha procession ceremony from Dieu De Pagoda to Tu Dam Pagoda.

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 Performing the Buddha procession ceremony

Despite the heavy rain, a large number of monks and nuns, as well as Buddhists, gathered at Dieu De Pagoda in Gia Hoi Ward to participate in the Buddha procession. This is an important ceremony during the Vesak. Before the Buddha procession, the Provincial Executive Board of Vietnam Buddhist Sangha held the moc duc ceremony (Buddha bathing ceremony). The moc duc ceremony is a traditional ritual that has been held continuously since 1957.

 The ceremony took place in the rain

According to the itinerary, the Buddha procession started from Dieu De Pagoda, and went through Bach Dang Street, Tran Hung Dao Street, Truong Tien Bridge, and then Le Loi Street, and Dien Bien Phu Street, finally stopped at Tu Dam Pagoda. The procession route is about 4 km long.

 Monks, nuns, Buddhists and locals participated in the Buddha procession

Leading the Buddha procession were three monks carrying two vases of lotus flowers and incense sticks, followed by a group of Buddhists carrying the national flag, the Buddhist flag, and thousands of monks, nuns, and Buddhists holding flower lanterns.

The Buddha procession has long been a sacred ceremony, imbued with deep cultural and spiritual significance, an indispensable part of every Vesak celebration for the people of Hue.

By Thao Vy
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