On the morning of May 1, Sung Khanh Pagoda, Lang Nung village, Dao Duc commune (Vi Xuyen) celebrated the Buddha’s birthday, calendar 2566 – solar calendar 2022.
Sung Khanh Pagoda was built in 1356, which is associated with the history and ideology of Buddhism in the Ly – Tran dynasties. In 1999, the pagoda was recognized as a National Historic Site; The stone stele of Sung Khanh Pagoda is recognized as a National Treasure. With great historical and cultural values, Sung Khanh Pagoda has become a spiritual tourist destination attracting a large number of tourists.
At the ceremony, Venerable Thich Thanh Phuc, Abbot of Sung Khanh Pagoda approved the great message of the Buddha’s Birthday, the 2566th calendar of the Supreme Pontiff of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha; The message reminds monks, nuns and Buddhists to uphold the spirit of Discipline, responsibility, solidarity, development, ensuring safety against the Covid-19 epidemic, building a strong Church, continuing to play the role of important role in the great national unity bloc, actively building and defending the Fatherland, practically welcoming the Buddhist Congress of all levels for the term 2022 – 2027.
The delegates and Buddhists performed the Buddha bathing ritual. This is the ritual of pouring fragrant water on the newborn Buddha statue to celebrate the Buddha’s birth, and at the same time, it has a profound meaning of eliminating defilements, towards the purity of people, and wishing for peace and the nation. Thai people peace, pray for monks, nuns, Buddhists, compatriots a peaceful Buddha’s birthday.