Hon Chen Temple Festival

The festival day is on the 3rd day of the third lunar month (spring festival) and the seventh lunar month (autumn festival). The Hon Chen Temple Festival is organized for the worship of the Holy Mother Thien Y A Na (Mother of homeland), who created the land and the tree, the forest and taught people the art of growing these trees.

This is the traditional festival in Hue with many rites. The Holy Mother procession takes place on the Huong River at night which starts from Hue Nam Temple to Hai Cat Communal House with a long line of boats bound together into a big rafts. In the festival night, everyone wears court dress look like prince and princess in the Nguyen Dynasty. At the end of the festival are ceremonies of releasing and floating lanterns.

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