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March, 28 2014 09:18:43

11th century monkcelebrated

The Thay Pagoda festival to honour Buddhism master Tu Dao Hanh (1072-1116) will be held from April 4 to 6 in Sai Son commune in Ha Noi's Quoc Oai District.

Hanh, who led a religious life and died in the pagoda, is remembered for his contribution to treating diseases and creating folk games and arts including water puppetry.

Besides rituals, the festival will also have events like wrestling and water puppetry, with the latter being performed at Thuy Dinh House in a pond in front of the pagoda.

The festival is held every year from the fifth to seventh days of the third lunar month.

Located at the foot of Sai Son Mountain, Thay Pagoda, a national heritage site, also boasts beautiful landscapes besides its historical attractions. — VNS



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