Vietnamese celebrate Buddhist Vu Lan Festival in Laos

Vietnamese expatriates in Laos held grand ceremonies to mark the Buddhist Vu Lan Festival on August 12 (the 15th day of the 7th lunar month) at Phat Tich Pagoda in Vientiane (Laos).

Vietnamese students in Vientiane (Laos) attend the Buddhist Vu Lan Festival.
Vietnamese students in Vientiane (Laos) attend the Buddhist Vu Lan Festival.

The ceremony was also attended by monks, nuns, Buddhists and many Lao people.

The great festival of Vu Lan filial piety at Phat Tich Pagoda in the capital city of Vientiane (Laos) is celebrated with traditional rites of both Vietnamese and Laotian Buddhism.

This is an annual activity organised by Phat Tich Pagoda in order to preserve the traditional culture in the lives of the Vietnamese community in Laos, and at the same time, it is also an opportunity for Buddhists to express their gratitude towards their parents (especially mothers).

This is also an event that shows the special relationship and close cohesion of monks, nuns and Buddhists from Vietnam and Laos.

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At the ceremony.

Speaking at the ceremony, Venerable Thich Minh Quang, the Abbot of Phat Tich Pagoda, reviewed the history, origin and profound meaning of Vu Lan Festival in Buddhism.

Inaugurated at the end of 2010 with an area of more than 2,000 metre squares, Phat Tich Pagoda in Vientiane is not only a place of spiritual and cultural activities for many Vietnamese people living in the “Land of a Million Elephants”, but it is also a place to show solidarity towards the beloved Motherland.

This is also a place to preserve and preserve the identity and promote the culture of the Vietnamese people in Laos.