Chairman of the Provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Van Phuong and delegates attending the ceremony of incense offering at Princess Huyen Tran Temple
The event which is held and chaired by the Department of Culture and Sports is a part of the Spring Festival of Hue Festival 2023. Attending the ceremony were Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Van Phuong, Standing Member of the Provincial Party Committee, Standing Vice Chairman of the Provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Binh.
After the ritual and drumming ceremony to kick off the festival, delegates offered incenses and flowers to commemorate and appreciate Buddhist King Tran Nhan Tong and Princess Huyen Tran for their great merits in the work of expanding the country.
Princess Huyen Tran is a famous historical personage along with her father, King Tran Nhan Tong, are the celebrities associated with the formation of Thuan Hoa - Phu Xuan - Thua Thien Hue land. In the mind of the community, she is a dutiful and loyal woman, living with patriotism and love for fellow countryman. Obeying his father’s order, Princess Huyen Tran left her love to marry her husband, the King of Champa to establish peace with the neighboring state and expand the country’s borders to the South at the beginning of the XIV century.
From her wedding gifts, Dai Viet has “2 more thousands of square miles of areas which are Chau O and Chau Ly”, including the Hue land (Thuan Hoa). Therefore, Princess Huyen Tran was honored by the people and they built a temple to worship her, at the same time handing down various anecdotes to commemorate and keep in mind her merits.
Every year, Huyen Tran Temple Festival is held by the Department of Culture and Sports on January 9 of the Lunar Calendar - the anniversary of Princess Huyen Tran’s pass over. This reflects the nation’s principle “When drinking water, think of its source” to be grateful to our ancestors for their contributions to the country and people in expanding the country’s borders.
Also, in the framework of the festival program this year, there are various activities to serve locals and tourists such as Hue Singing performances, folk games, martial art performances, displaying traditional crafts, ao dai show, and exhibitions, etc.
Following are the photos taken by Thua Thien Hue Online:
The festival is opened with the procession of Princess Huyen Tran
Princess Huyen Tran is a famous historical personage along with her father, King Tran Nhan Tong, are the celebrities associated with the formation of Thuan Hoa - Phu Xuan - Thua Thien Hue land
Chairman of the Provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Van Phuong beating the drum to kick off the festival
A large number of delegates, tourists, and locals offering incense to commemorate the merits of Princess Huyen Tran
A great number of local people coming to the Huyen Tran Cultural Center located on the foot of Nguy Phong Mountain to attend the festival
A space of calligraphy inside the area where Huyen Tran Temple Festival takes place
Hue Singing performance stage at the Huyen Tran Temple Festival
The space of bai choi game to meet the demand of entertainment of locals and tourists everywhere
By N. Minh