Tran Thuong Temple’s food-distributing festival took place in the northern province of Ha Nam on February 18 or the 14th day of the first lunar month.

Tran Thuong temple is dedicated to Tran Hung Dao (1228-1300), the supreme commander of Vietnam in the Tran Dynasty, who repelled three major Mongolian invasions in the 13th century.

It is located in Nhan Dao commune of Ly Nhan district, which was chosen by Tran Hung Dao as a food storage area to supply his army during the fight against the invaders.

In honour of the past event, a food-distributing festival is held annually at Tran Thuong Temple on the 14th day of the first lunar month.  

About 180,000 food parcels that contained corn, soybeans and rice – staples produced by Ly Nhan residents – were handed out to participants.-VNA