Cao Dai religion marks 90th founding anniversary hinh anh 1The 90th founding anniversary of Cao Dai is celebrated in Chau Thanh district, Ben Tre province, on March 28 (Photo: VNA)

Ben Tre (VNA) – The 90th founding anniversary of the religion of Cao Dai was observed with a ceremony in Chau Thanh district in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre on March 28.

The celebration was held at Chau Minh Holy See by Cao Dai churches and organisations.

Tran Tan Hung, Vice Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs, asked Cao Dai churches and organisations to strengthen solidarity and mutual support. They need to instruct followers to abide by the Cao Dai Charter and their religious practice programmes, and encourage participation in social activities.

He also expressed his hope that Cao Dai churches and organisations will contribute to the nation’s development and protection.

Cao Dai was founded at Go Ken Pagoda in the southern province of Tay Ninh in 1926 and has become one of the major religions in Vietnam. There are 10,000 Cao Dai dignitaries, along with about 2.5 million followers in Vietnam and 30,000 living overseas. The religion has 1,300 places of worship in 37 provinces and cities nationwide.

During the resistance wars against France and the US, more than 4,000 Cao Dai followers served as soldiers and laid down their lives. Another 10,000 were injured.-VNA