Ponagar Temple Festival 2022 opens

Thursday, 21/04/2022, 20:25 [GMT+7]

Ponagar Temple Festival 2022 opens

Ponagar Temple Festival 2022 opened with the opening ceremony held at Ponagar Temple (Nha Trang City) on April 21 morning. Present at the ceremony were Dinh Van Thieu - Deputy Chairman of Khanh Hoa Provincial People's Committee; Ho Van Mung - Alternate Member of the Party Central Committee, Secretary of Nha Trang City Party Committee; and Nguyen Khac Ha - Head of the Organizing Committee of Khanh Hoa Provincial Party Committee. The representatives offered incense to commemorate the merits of Thien Y A Na Holy Mother.
 
The 2022 edition of the festival takes place from April 20 to 23 (lunar April 20 to 23). Nearly 100 groups of 2,500 pilgrims in and outside Khanh Hoa are expected to take part in the festival. Besides, during the festival, the temple receives around 1,500 tourists and 20,000 local people each day. 
 
The festival couldn’t take place in 2020 and 2021 due to the outbreak of COVID-19. 
  
The following are some images of Ponagar Temple Festival 2022.
 
 
Representatives attending Ponagar Temple Festival 2022
Representatives attending Ponagar Temple Festival 2022

 

Cham dance at opening ceremony of Ponagar Temple Festival 2022
Cham dance at opening ceremony of Ponagar Temple Festival 2022

 

Dinh Van Thieu beating drum opening the festival
Dinh Van Thieu beating drum opening the festival

 

Representatives commemorating the merits of Thien Y A Na Holy Mother
Representatives commemorating the merits of Thien Y A Na Holy Mother

 

Pilgrims attending the ceremony
Pilgrims attending the ceremony

 

Preparing offerings to offer to the Holy Mother
Preparing offerings to offer to the Holy Mother

 

Pilgrims waiting to enter temples to offer offerings to the Holy Mother
Pilgrims waiting to enter temples to offer offerings to the Holy Mother

 

Pilgrims from Da Nang preparing before performing ritual acts
Pilgrims from Da Nang preparing before performing ritual acts

 

Cham people from Ninh Thuan Province attend Ponagar Temple Festival 2022
Cham people from Ninh Thuan Province attend Ponagar Temple Festival 2022

 

Cham holy men attending the festival
Cham holy men attending the festival

 

Cham people commemorating the Holy Mother’s merits and praying for good things
Cham people commemorating the Holy Mother’s merits and praying for good things

 

A lot of people attend Ponagar Temple Festival 2022
A lot of people attend Ponagar Temple Festival 2022
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Translated by H.N