Cua Ong Temple Festival

2nd day of the 1st lunar month until the end of the 3rd lunar month

    Cua Ong temple is one of the famous remains of the Tran Dynasty in the North-East region of Viet Nam. The Cua Ong Temple is dedicated to Tran Quoc Tang, the third son of Tran Hung Dao, who defeated many enemies and brought peace who fought bravely against invaders, is also honoured there.

   Formerly, locals organized festivities on the 2nd day of the 3rd lunar month. There were lavish cult ceremonies and a procession to carry Tran Quoc Tang's funeral tablets from the temple to a shrine in the village of Trac Chan (Vuon Nhan). Legend tells that Trac Chan was where Tang's ashes drifted after being scattered on the river. The procession would then proceed back to the temple, symbolizing the inspection tour of the King.

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