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Gratitude ceremony to Martial Lord Nguyen Phuc Khoat held

TTH.VN - On the morning of July 7, Hue Monuments Conservation Center coordinated with the Provincial Department of Culture and Sports to organize an incense and flower offering ceremony, and a procession of gratitude to the ancestor on the occasion of the death anniversary of Lord Nguyen Phuc Khoat, the person who laid the foundation of Ao dai Vietnam. This is one of the activities responding to Hue Festival 2023, and within the framework of the Autumn Festival’s activities.

Thien Mu Pagoda and Lord Nguyen Phuc ChuIncense offering ceremony for the death anniversaries of the Nguyen Emperors

 The delegation offered flowers and incense at Truong Thai Tomb

The ceremony was attended by Permanent Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Phan Ngoc Tho; leaders of departments and branches, along with Hue Sewing - Embroidery - Fashion Association, and a large number of designers, models, lovers of the Ao dai, and groups of artisans at the Dinh Lang Viet (Vietnamese Communal House) Group in Hanoi, and Thanh Hoa, etc.

The delegation came to offer incense and flowers at Truong Thai Tomb (La Khe Village, Huong Tho, Huong Tra) according to the traditional rituals. After that, Hue Monuments Conservation Center organized a procession to offer incense to pay tribute to Lord Nguyen Phuc Khoat, with the route from the Noon Gate to Trieu Mieu Temple. The delegation came to offer flowers and incense to show their gratitude to the ancestor who had enlightened and developed the Ao dai, which has become a traditional costume of Vietnam today.

The Council of the Vietnamese Nguyen Phuc Family also celebrated the death anniversary and held the gratitude ceremony to Vo Vuong (Martial Lord) Nguyen Phuc Khoat at Truong Thai Tomb and Trieu Mieu Temple. This is an activity with the aims to pay tribute to ancestors, and honor the traditional beauty of Hue Ao dai; this is also an opportunity to promote the image of Hue ao dai in particular and Ao dai Vietnam in general to the public and visitors domestically and internationally.

Lord Nguyen Phuc Khoat (1714 - 1765), whose real name was Hieu, and regnal name was Vo Vuong (Martial Lord). He was the 8th Nguyen Lord, who ruled the Inner Realm from 1738 to 1765. During the reign of the Lord, many reforms were enacted, including the regulations aimed at re-establishing the rituals of costume for the people in the imperial court, redefining the Ao dai for both men and women so as to distinguish the costume between the Inner Realm and the Outer Realm. Thus, he was the one who wrote the first pages of history of the Ao dai.

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