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The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda

Update: 10/05/2022
After many days of preparing the models in response to the celebrating Buddha's Birthday, thousands of Buddhists gathered at Dong Cao pagoda in Thanh Hoa province to attend the Buddha's Birthday on the morning of May 08th, 2022 (April 08th, LC) Buddhist Calendar 2566, Solar Calendar 2022.
 

The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda

 

At 9h am, Buddhists stranded in two-face-to-face-lines welcoming the honored monks and nuns to the main hall.

 The honored witnesses in the celebration were Venerable Thich Nguyen Hiep, Member of director Boards of VietNam Buddhist Sangha  of Nga Son district as well as the abbot of Kim Lien pagoda in Nga Hung, Nga Son, Thanh Hoa province; Ven. Thich Nu Thanh Thuy – Secretary of Buddhist Sangha of Nga Son district, as well as the abbot of Kim Thanh pagoda in Nga Thanh, Nga Son, Thanh Hoa; Junior Thich Tam Hung, Vice of director Board of Viet Nam Buddhist Sangha of Nga Son district, Abbot of Dong Cao pagoda, Head the Organizers and the monks from HCMC Hoang Phap monastery.

To the local authorities, there were some representatives: Vu Van Hung, Head of Department of Mass Mobilization, Chairman of Vietnam Fatherland Front in Nga Son district; Mr. Mai Trong, Vice President of Vietnam Fatherland Front in Nga Son district; Mr. Tran Van Minh, Director of Nga Son District General Hospital; Mr. Trinh Van Hung - Security Team Leader of Nga Son District Police; Mr. Mai Anh Tuan - Deputy Secretary of Party Committee of Nga Yen Commune; Mr. Bui Van Dan - Deputy Secretary, Chairman of People's Committee of Nga Yen Commune, Mr. Mai Van Long, Head of Yen Khoai Village, and other departments in the commune and Buddhists around.

Before the ceremony, the National hymn and Buddhism hymn, the mass stayed silent for a minute to remember the holy sacrifice for Buddhism, souls of soldiers sacrificing for the country and peace.

Then, members of the Youth Club of Dong Cao pagoda offered the most beautiful flowers to the Buddha and the monks. On the occasion of Buddha’s birthday celebration, as the head of Buddhist Congregation, he gave a Buddha’s Birthday celebration message to the monks and nuns. At the celebration, Ven. Thich Nguyen Hiep claimed this message.

On behalf of local authorities, Mr. Bui Van Dan had some words to send, encourage and share his joy to the Abbot and Buddhist attending the great ceremony and offered a flower basket to the Birthday ceremony.

After that, Ven. Thich Tam Man stated a lecture: “The meaning of Buddha’s birthday celebration”.

 On behalf of the honored witnesses, Ven. Thich Tam Hung – the abbot of Dong Cao pagoda as well as the head of organizer, stated a word to Buddhists on Buddha’s Birthday, so he decorated it as a Lumbini garden with colorful lights and flags for others to watch and follow. Furthermore, Venerable praised the Buddhism spirits together with Vietnamese. Venerable encouraged Buddhists to live as Buddha’s children in daily life through little action in order to express their gratitude to Buddha.

To close the ceremony, the monks and Buddhists followed the rites of Buddha’s birthday celebration and cut cakes to welcome the Buddha's Birthday 2022. 

After that, representatives of Buddhists presented offerings to the Sangha.

Mixing the program was cultural performances performed by Buddhists and teenagers.

Before leaving, Buddhists received a gift of dharma.

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The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
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The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
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The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
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The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
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The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
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The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
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The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
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The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
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The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
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The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
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The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
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The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
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The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
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The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
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The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda
The Buddha’s birthday celebration at Dong Cao pagoda

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