Provinces ready for new spring festive season

The Bai Dinh Pagoda festival will start on Thursday, the 6th day of the first lunar month. The festival, one of the largest in the north, will include a Buddha worship ritual, and a parade to pray for peace and happiness for the nation and people.

Monk Thich Minh Quang from Bai Dinh pagoda: "We have prepared a lot of calendars and best wishes papers to offer visitors for free. Guidance services will be provided so visitors could travel in the correct sequence. Lanes for pedestrians and electric cars will be defined to facilitate pilgrims."

The Huong Pagoda festival, which will also open on Thursday, is expected to welcome up to 1.5 million visitors this season, generating 4.5 million USD of revenues to the state budget.

Source: VOV5