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Paying tribute to Lord Nguyen Phuc Khoat - the person laid the foundation of Vietnamese ao dai

TTH.VN - On the morning of June 25, Hue Monuments Conservation Center in collaboration with the Provincial Department of Culture and Sports organized a ceremony to offer incense and flowers, 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 Vietnamese ao dai.

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 Hue Monuments Conservation Center organized a procession to offer incense to pay tribute to Lord Nguyen Phuc Khoat, from the Noon Gate to the Trieu Mieu Temple

This is one of the activities responding to Hue Festival 2024, and within the framework of Summer festival activities. This is also a meaningful activity during the Hue Community Ao dai Week 2024.

The delegation came to offer incense and flowers at Truong Thai Tomb (La Khe Village, Huong Tho, Hue City) 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; and 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. On July 7, 1765 (on the 20th day of the 5th lunar month in the year of the Rooster), Lord Nguyen Phuc Khoat passed away at the age of 51. He was buried in Truong Thai Tomb in La Khe village (now being in Huong Tho, Hue City).

 Offering incense to show the gratitude to the ancestor who had enlightened and developed the ao dai, which has become a traditional costume of Vietnam today

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, the “ancestor” of Ao dai Vietnam. In particular, Lord Nguyen Phuc Khoat also had many progressive ideas on expanding foreign trade.

By LIEN MINH
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