Vu Lan Festival held by overseas Vietnamese in Thailand

Monday, 29/08/2022 10:30
Vu Lan Festival was held by the Vietnamese Buddhist community in Thailand, in collaboration with the Center for Vietnamese Language and Knowledge, the Vietnamese original Thai Association in Bangkok, the Vietnamese-Thai Business Association in Bangkok, and the Thai-Vietnamese Cultural Association at Quang Phuoc (Wat Ananamnikayaram) in Bangkok, Thailand on August 28.
At the ceremony (Photo: VNA) 

At the ceremony, Most Venerable Thich Minh An, Deputy Chief Abbot of An Nam Tong (Annamnikaya), the Vietnamese Buddhist sect in Thailand, and the Abbot of Khanh Van Pagoda in Bangkok, said the ceremony was very meaningful, helping the young generation to remember the merits of grandparents and parents.

A large number of Vietnamese monks and Buddhists and overseas Vietnamese in Thailand attended the ceremony.

“The Vu Lan Festival is an opportunity for me to show my love to my parents, especially my mother. This is also an opportunity for Vietnamese people in Bangkok, and Vietnamese origin Thai people like me to meet each other,” shared Ms. Patthida Bunchavalit, a lecturer in Vietnamese at Ramkhamhaeng University.

The Vu Lan Festival and requiem is a belief and religious activity imbued with Vietnamese culture, which has been held annually by the overseas Vietnamese community in Thailand since 2009, with solemn rituals at Vietnamese pagodas in Bangkok. However, this festival was suspended for two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic./.