Au Co Mother’s Temple Festival

25/05/2015

From 5-7th day of the 1st Lunar Month, the festival is held to commemorate the work of Au Co Mother who is seen as the mother of the nation of Vietnam

The festival is held to commemorate the work of Au Co Mother who is seen as the mother of the nation of Vietnam. The festival is officially held on the yearly lunar 7th of January. Besides, there are some festivals on other days like the lunar 10th and 11th of February, 12th of March, 13th of August and 25th of December that is the day when “Fairies fly back to the heaven”.

 

Beginning of the festival is the worshipping ceremony dedicated to to the village’s god, followed by the ceremony at The National Mother’s Temple is carried out. Firstly, they hold ceremony of thurification and offerings (including 100 kilos of cakes, 100 Pham Oan – steamed glutinous rice molded into a truncated cone, fruits and flowers).

 

After that the thurifier team of female madarin including 12 young virgins conduct the Mother ceremony according to the tradditional customs. After the ceremony, local people and visistors from everwhere come into Mother’s Temple to offer flowers and incense. In the temple yard taking place traditional games like chess, cock fighting, arts and the operation of rural markets.

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