Cao Dai exhibition on Vietnamese history, culture opens hinh anh 1President Truong Tan Sang (L) greets dignitaries and heads of Cao Dai churches and organisations. (Photo: VNA)

Tay Ninh (VNA) -
The Cao Dai Church in Tay Ninh on February 15 organised an exhibition on Vietnamese culture and history featuring 30 tableux in the province's Hoa Thanh district.

The exhibition titled Uong nuoc nho nguon (Gratitude to Our Root) was organised to mark the 91st founding anniversary of Caodaism.

The figurines that narrate stories about Co Loa Citadel, Lac Long Quan, Au Co, the Trau Cau legend, Saint Giong, Nguyen Huu Canh, Quang Trung, and others were created by Cao Dai followers in various places.

Speaking at the inauguration, Monsignor Thuong Tam Thanh, Head of the Tay Ninh Church's Executive Council, said the exhibition is "an invocation to the Lord" and seeks to encourage people to practise charity and justice and contribute to building the country.

Le Minh Trieu, Head of the province Party Committee's Commission for Mass Mobilisation, the church's Executive Council has organised several charitable activities to help people cope with their difficulties.

The anniversary of the Cao Dai religion is celebrated every year on the eighth day of the Lunar New Year with various activities including fold dance and other art performances.

Founded in 1926 in Tay Ninh province, Cao Dai is one of the major religions in Vietnam with over 2.5 million followers, 10,000 dignitaries and 1,000 places of worship.

The religion worships the Divine Eye, known as the eye of heaven and a symbol of its supreme being. Cao Dai’s doctrine honours the Divine and the miraculous quality of supreme spirits, and considers them a means for humans to unify with God.-VNA