Vu Lan (Ullambana) – a major Buddhist festival, will be held at the Hanoi Opera House on August 31 (Source: VNA)
 
Hanoi (VNA) - Vu Lan (Ullambana) – a major Buddhist festival, will be held at the Hanoi Opera House on August 31, Most Venerable Thich Gia Quang, Vice President of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS)’s Executive Council has said.

Vu Lan festival is organised annually on the 15th day of the seventh lunar month, during which people express their gratefulness and appreciation to their parents and ancestors. 

Most Venerable Thich Gia Quang said on August 15 that this year’s event also aims to pay tribute to Vietnamese Heroic Mothers, martyrs, war invalids and families who rendered services to the revolution on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of War Invalids and Martyrs Day. 

Venerable Thich Truc Thai Minh, deputy head of the VBS’s Information and Communications Committee, said the programme will honour 10 role models for their gratefulness to parents.

The organising board will present 100 million VND (4,400 USD) to the role models and policy beneficiary families.-VNA