via Vietnam Plus, 25 August 2021: A festival in Vietnam’s Thai Binh province honours the 13th century Tran Kings.
The Tran Temple Festival is annually organised at the national historical complex of the Tran King’s shrines and tombs in Hung Ha district of the northern province of Thai Binh from the 13th – 18th day of the first lunar month, attracting a large number of tourists.
The festival aims to honour the Tran Dynasty (1225-1440) for its merits and contributions to national building and defending, thus educating people on the nation’s cultural tradition and patriotism, and national pride.
It also contributes to satisfying the demand of people and visitors for cultural and spiritual activities.
The festival usually begins with an incense-offering rite at the kings’ tombs and a ritual for the opening of the gates of Den Thanh (Thanh Temple), Den Mau (Mother Temple) and the Tran Kings’ shrines.