Vu Lan festival is in full swing in Vietnam. In all pagodas and worship places around the country, Buddhist followers gather to hear talks about parental love and to pray for their parents.


Vu Lan festival takes place on the 15th day of the 7th lunar month. The Buddhist festival has been popular in Vietnam for many years.

The legend behind the festival dates back to the early days of Buddhism. One of the Buddha’s ten best students saw his late mother suffering tortures in hell, because of the evil deeds she had committed during her life. He asked for the Buddha’s guidance and other Buddhist monks’ help to save his mother’s soul.