Con Son-Kiep Bac Spring Festival 2017 opens

The Con Son-Kiep Bac Spring Festival 2017 opens in Hai Duong province on Sunday, the 16th day of the first lunar month.

The festival commemorates the 683rd death anniversary of monk Huyen Quang, who was the third founder of the Truc Lam Zen sect.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Vice Chairman of the provincial People's Committee Luong Van Cau highlighted the historical significance of the national heritage site and the great contributions of the Truc Lam Zen sect and monk Huyen Quang to the national construction and defence.

As part of the festival, there were a water procession from Con Son Lake to Con Son pagoda and ritual to promote unity of the community and pray for bumper crop.

Source: VOV5