Khanh Hoa's Am Chua Festival 2021 opens

Tuesday, 13/04/2021, 09:26 [GMT+7]

Khanh Hoa's Am Chua Festival 2021 opens

Am Chua Festival 2021 opened at Am Chua Monument (Dien Dien Commune, Dien Khanh District, Khanh Hoa Province) on April 12 (lunar March 1). The representatives attending the ceremony included Nguyen Khac Toan, Permanent Deputy Secretary of Khanh Hoa Provincial Party Committee; Nguyen Van Ghi, Head of the provincial Party Committee’s Inspection Committee; Dinh Van Thieu, Deputy Chairman of Khanh Hoa Provincial People's Committee; and leaderships of the provincial departments, sectors and localities over the province.
 
Khanh Hoa’s Am Chua Festival 2021 takes place from April 12 to 14 and is expected to receive around 6,000 visitors including 200 groups of pilgrims in and outside the province. 
 
The festival is held to show gratitude to Thien Y A Na Holy Mother, who is believed to descend on earth and teach the locals to do field works, weave fabric, etc., bringing a peaceful and comfortable life to locals. Local people built Am Chua to commemorate her merit. In 1999, the Ministry of Culture and Information recognized Am Chua Monument as a national historical and cultural monument. Many conferment documents of Nguyen dynasty are being preserved at the monument.  
 
This year’s Am Chua Festival is organized at a scale which is smaller than normal and is in compliance with COVID-19 prevention and control measures.
 
 
The following are some images of the festival.


People attending Am Chua Festival 2021
People attending Am Chua Festival 2021

 

Taking visitors’ body temperature
Taking visitors’ body temperature

 

Unicorn dance celebrating Am Chua Festival
Unicorn dance celebrating Am Chua Festival

 

Beating drum to start festival
Beating drum to start festival

 

 

Khanh Hoa’s leadership offering incense to Thien Y Ana Holy Mother
Khanh Hoa’s leadership offering incense to Thien Y Ana Holy Mother

 

Preparing offerings for the ritual
Preparing offerings for the ritual

 

Inside Thien Y Ana Holy Mother worshipping temple
Inside Thien Y Ana Holy Mother worshipping temple

 

Sacrifices to offer to Thien Y Ana Holy Mother.
Sacrifices to offer to Thien Y Ana Holy Mother.

 

Patriarchs performing ceremonial acts
Patriarchs performing ceremonial acts

 

Groups of pilgrims attending Am Chua Festival 2021
Groups of pilgrims attending Am Chua Festival 2021

 

 

 

 
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Translated by H.N