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Opening of Mau Tuat Spring Keo Pagoda 2018

On the morning of February 19 (the 4th day of the Lunar New Year), in Duy Nhat commune (Vu Thu district), the opening ceremony of the Mau Mau Spring Festival was held.

The leaders of Vu Thu district People's Committee offer incense.

This is an annual activity to commemorate the merit of the Emperor Duong Khong Lo and those who have made meritorious contributions to the construction of temples while simultaneously serving the needs of the faith, exploring the cultural, artistic and architectural values, sculpture of the temple. In so doing, preserving and promoting the traditional cultural heritages of the homeland and the country.

Keo Pagoda is named Than Quang Tu. The pagoda has two unique architectural clusters, pagodas and temples, in which the pagoda is a place for worshiping the Buddha and the temple for worshiping Duc Duong Khong Lo - who had many merits for the country and the people. Over 400 years of existence, renovation, embellishment, Keo pagoda still consist of 17 works, 128 rooms, 3-storey steeple. With its unique architecture, Keo Pagoda is one of the most beautiful ancient temples today. In 2017, the Keo Pagoda Festival was recognized as the National Intangible Cultural Heritage.

One year at Keo Pagoda, there are two festivals: Spring Festival and Autumn Festival. This spring, apart from the rituals: the opening of the temple, offering incense, sacrifice, cross visitors also participate in folk games: running, fire scrambling, duck catching and watching singers performing in the boats.

This year, the weather is quite favorable, right in the early morning,thousands of visitors have attended the Keo Keo Festival.

For the festival of safety, joyful service to visitors and Buddhists near and far, the Organizing Committee has strengthened the propaganda, monitoring and management activities that take place during the festival.

Some pictures at the festival:

Yacht singing festival.

The organizers award the wining teams for the Holy water feching contest.

The drum show attracts the attention of many visitors.

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