Con Son-Kiep Bac Spring Festival opened in Hai Duong province

Tuesday, 07/02/2023 11:45
On February 6, the Con Son-Kiep Bac Spring Festival opened at Con Son-Kiep Bac special national relic site in Chi Linh city, the northern province of Hai Duong along with a ceremony to commemorate the 689th death anniversary of Huyen Quang - the third progenitor of the Truc Lam Zen Buddhism sect.
Art performance at the festival (Source: 

Diverse activities such as incense offering in Con Son Pagoda, a water procession ceremony, a worship offering ceremony on Ngu Nhac mountain, folk games and a number of cultural and tourism activities are also held at the festival.

According to Chairman of the People’s Committee of Hai Duong Trieu The Hung, from the 14th century, Con Son has become one of the major Buddhism centres of the Truc Lam Zen Buddhism sect of Vietnamese people.

In every Spring, Con Son pagoda has received a large number of visitors who came to pay tribute to Zen Master Huyen Quang.

Huyen Quang, whose real name is Ly Dao Tai, was born in 1254, originally from Van Tu village, now in Thai Bao commune, Gia Binh district. Bac Ninh province. He was a talented intellectual and famous for his poetry and literature. He obtained his doctorate at the age of 21, and then followed Buddhism. Together with Monk King Tran Nhan Tong, he wrote Buddhism scriptures, popularised Buddhism across the country and became the third progenitor of the Truc Lam Zen sect. He spent his last days and died at Con Son pagoda./.