Tay Ho Temple Festival

 

Time: From the 3rd to the 7th day of the third lunar month.
Place: Quang An Ward, Tay Ho District, Hanoi.
Objects of worship: Princess Lieu Hanh – the Holy Mother.
Characteristics: A procession, incense offering and van singing.

Tay Ho Temple was built in the 16th century. This temple is used to worship Mother Lieu Hanh and do religious activities about her. She is a woman of exquisite talent for playing music, singing and writting poem. She was so kind that was raised as Thanh Mau (Saint Mother). Every year the festival opens on the 3rd day of the third lunar month which is her death anniversary. The festival involves a Mothers’ palanquin procession from Tay Ho Temple, Yen Phu, Co Ngu Streets, along to Quan Thanh Street then to Hang Dau Street, stop at Nghia Lap Temple (32 Hang Dau Street) to take votive paper then returns to Tay Ho Temple.

On the 6th day and the 7th day of the third lunar month, there writting pose contest, chau van singing, musical intrument playing and singing at Pho Linh Pagoda (Tay Ho Hamlet), which is attracted many people.

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