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Week-long festival celebrating Buddha's birthday opens in Hue

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An exhibition on Buddhism marking Vesak 2022, the holy day commemorating Lord Buddha’s 2566th birthday, opened at the Lieu Quan Buddhist Cultural Center in Hue City in Thua Thien-Hue Province on May 8.
Week-long festival celebrating Buddha's birthday opens in Hue ảnh 1 Seven giant lotus-shaped paper lanterns are lighted up  on the Huong River.
On this occasion, the provincial Vesak 2022 Organization Board organized a ceremony to light up seven giant lotus-shaped paper lanterns at the Nghinh Luong Dinh pier on the Huong River in the evening on the same day, representing the seven meditation steps of Lord Buddha to pray for national peace and prosperity.
The religious festival that will run for eight days includes many activities, such as celebrations of Buddha's Birthday held in Huong Tra, Huong Thuy, Nam Dong, A Luoi, Phong Dien, Phu Loc, Quang Dien, and Phu Vang from May 9-13; a vegetarian food fair at the Lieu Quan Buddhist Cultural Center; a parade of vehicles decorated in flowers and Buddhist themes that will entertain the public on May 13; Moc Duc ceremony (Buddha statue bathing ceremony) at Dieu De Pagoda; a procession to Tu Dam pagoda on May 14.
There will be also art programs, and charitable activities paying tribute to heroic martyrs and praying for peace and an end to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Photos of the opening ceremony and preparations of Vesak 2022 in Hue ancient city:
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Week-long festival celebrating Buddha's birthday opens in Hue ảnh 8 At the lighting lanter ceremony
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Week-long festival celebrating Buddha's birthday opens in Hue ảnh 16 Preparation work for the lighting lanter ceremony
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Week-long festival celebrating Buddha's birthday opens in Hue ảnh 22 Seven giant lotus-shaped paper lanterns are released on the river.
Week-long festival celebrating Buddha's birthday opens in Hue ảnh 23 Bustling atmosphere on streets in Hue City on the occasion of Lord Buddha’s 2566th birthday
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By Van Thang – Translated by Kim Khanh

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