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Da Nang holds Bodhisattva Festival

Update: March, 18/2014 - 09:23
Artist performs calligraphy in the opening. — Photo Vu Minh

DA NANG  (VNS) — A painting and photo exhibition on landscapes by Ngu Hanh Son (Marble Mountain) kicked off the Quan The Am (Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva) Festival yesterday in Ngu Hanh Son District, southeast of the city.

The festival, which is the biggest ritual event of the year, will include a prayer ceremony for a year of peace, prosperity and happiness for the nation; as well as a folk music performance of bai choi (a card game in which players also sing).

A zen-tea exhibition, a candle-lit flower releasing, boat-races and traditional folk games will also be on display. Visitors will also be able to witness a rare martial arts performance.

The main festival, which begins tomorrow, will also attract the participation of the Thai Sangha delegation during the major religious ceremony.

The annual festival is one of the 15 largest events in Viet Nam.— VNS

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