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Nghinh Ong Quan Thanh De Quan Festival

On 30 August 2018 (20 July on the Lunar calendar), the Nghinh Ong Quan Thanh De Quan Festival will be held in Phan Thiet City. Many traditional activities will be held in Quan De temple (Ong pagoda) and in several other pagodas around the city.

In the morning, the following sacred rites will be held in the following pagodas:
  • The ceremony of petition for prayer books at Buu Quang Pagoda
  • The ceremony of petition for well-water at Thien Lam Pagoda
  • The ceremony of Opening prayer books at Ong pagoda (Quan De temple)
In the evening, the two clubhouses of Fujian and Guangdong hold ceremonies at Ong pagoda and a rite of dropping lights will be held at the sea port where the Ca Ty River meets the sea.

At 19:00, the opening ceremony will be held on the stage of the Phan Thiet City Cultural Center, with many interesting performances by the Hoa (ethnic Chinese) people from the four clubhouses of Fujian, Guangdong, Chaozhou and Hainan, plus the art team from Ho Chi Minh City.

The Nghinh Ong Festival in Phan Thiet is organized every two years to pray for peace, good crops and happiness. The highlight of the festival is the procession of clubhouses with their members dressed as historical characters, and the lion and dragon dance performances along the streets of the city.

This year, the opening procession begins at 05:00 on Saturday morning. 

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