The death anniversary of Saint Tran - National Hero Tran Hung Dao was solemnly held at Kiep Bac relic on the morning of September 15 (i.e. the 20th day of the 8th lunar month).
Leaders of the province offer incense at Kiep Bac temple
This was the last ceremony at the Con Son - Kiep Bac Autumn Festival 2022.
Mr. Pham Xuan Thang, Member of the Party Central Committee, Secretary of the provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the provincial People's Council; Mr. Nguyen Manh Hien, former Member of the Party Central Committee, former Secretary of the provincial Party Committee, former Chairman of the provincial People's Council; Mr. Le Van Hieu, Standing Deputy Secretary of the provincial Party Committee, Head of the provincial Delegation of National Assembly Deputies; and Mr. Nguyen Minh Hung, Vice Chairman of the provincial People's Committee, Head of the Organizing Board of the Con Son - Kiep Bac Autumn Festival 2022, attended the event.
People offer many items to Saint Tran
From early in the morning, people in the two villages of Van Yen (vernacularly called Kiep) and Duoc Son (vernacularly called Bac) bustlingly carried palanquins, flags, parasols, bat buu (eight treasures), kylins, dragons, and feasts in traditional costumes for offering to the saint.
Two groups went in two directions, one from Nam Tao temple and one from Bac Dau temple, to Kiep Bac temple to offer the sacrifices to Saint Tran.
Distributing fortune to locals and visitors
At the end of the ceremony, the Management Board of Con Son - Kiep Bac Relics distributed fortune to locals and tourists.
National Hero Tran Hung Dao was born to Tran royal family in 1228. His life and career are associated with Dai Viet army and people’s resistance wars against the Mongol invaders in the 13th century.
During his lifetime, National Hero Tran Hung Dao always put national interests above personal ones, paid attention to strengthening national unity, taught his generals and soldiers to live in harmony with each other, etc.
Especially, Great Lord Hung Dao’s ideology of people-centric national defense is still valid today.
The day Saint Tran’s death anniversary is celebrated is also the closing day of the temple, ending the 10-day Con Son - Kiep Bac Autumn Festival.