On the morning of the first day of the year, people all over the country hurriedly went to pagodas to pray for a peaceful new year. The old year has passed with many changes, in the morning of the new year, besides asking for a fortune for family, everyone wants a year without COVID-19, the nation of peace.
On the morning of the 1st, people go to the pagoda to pray for a peaceful new year – Photo: MAI THUONG
With family coming to Quan Su pagoda (Hoan Kiem, Hanoi) early in the morning, Dang Thi Thao Huyen (Ba Dinh, Hanoi) shared after the ceremony was completed: “Every year I go to the morning temple with my parents. 1st. Last year has been a difficult year, so I wish the new year many blessings, especially I hope that the COVID-19 pandemic soon passes so that the society can be peaceful again.
Early spring pagoda ceremony is a common cultural feature of Vietnamese people. This year, due to the influence of the COVID-19 epidemic, the number of people flocking to temples is not as large as every year. According to Tuoi Tre Online, everyone wishes for a new year without epidemics.
The obsession with COVID-19 epidemic in the old year made people in all 3 regions share a full wish for health, instead of praying for their own fortune as in the old years.
In Hue, people from early morning wear flower dresses and ao dai to visit the pagoda at the beginning of the new year. “For the people here, the beginning of the year is an opportunity to pray for peace and health for the whole family. This year, my family has many people far away, affected by epidemics, so we wish more and more peace for the new year” – Ms. Le Thi Mai shared on the occasion of the beginning of the year.
Recognized at Tu Dam Pagoda, Thien Minh (Hue), people consciously wear masks, wash their hands before entering the pagoda to ask for fortune, hexagrams, tattoos, and lucky bags at the beginning of the new year. The number of people who visit and light incense poured in every morning in the morning of the New Year.
Thich Tam Nguyen, the abbot of Giai Lam pagoda (Ha Tinh), said:
“This year, the scale of organizing the ceremony to pray for safety as well as offering incense at the beginning of the year decreased. Because to ensure safety for people and Buddhists to offer incense, he divided into small groups of 5 to 10 households. praying for security and offering incense. In addition, the entrance side also prepares dry hand sanitizer. At the same time, the Buddhists at the pagoda regularly remind visitors to go in and out to wear masks to prevent epidemics “
Also in this morning, in Ho Chi Minh City, the scale and number of people going to the ceremony decreased compared to last year because of the complicated epidemic situation. The temples in the city all arrange hand washing water, distribute forces to regulate visitors to minimize the risk of infection.
Early spring pagoda ceremony is a common cultural feature of Vietnamese people. This year, due to the influence of the COVID-19 epidemic, the number of people flocking to temples is not as large as every year.
People who come to celebrate ceremonies at Quan Su pagoda wear masks, fully implementing measures to prevent epidemics – Photo: MAI THU
Quan Su Pagoda is also equipped with antiseptic hand washing points in the temple campus – Photo: MAI THUONG
As noted by Tuoi Tre Online, on the morning of the morning of the morning, a large number of people came to Hoang Phap Pagoda (Hoc Mon District, Ho Chi Minh City) quite large – Photo: Nhat THAT
People who go to Hoang Phap pagoda (Hoc Mon district, Ho Chi Minh City) comply with the regulations to wear masks when entering the temple – Photo: Nhat THAP
Vinh Nghiem Pagoda (District 3, Ho Chi Minh City) sets up translation room rules for people visiting the pagoda – Photo: THANH HẰNG
People line up in the campus of Ngoc Hoang pagoda (District 1, Ho Chi Minh City) according to the instructions to limit crowd contact when visiting – Photo: THANH HUNG
At Tu Dam Pagoda (Truong An Ward, Hue City), people coming to the pagoda must wash their hands and wear masks – Photo: HOANG AN
Mother and daughter Le Thi Mai (Hue) happily opened the fortune and asked for her from the pagoda at the beginning of the year – Photo: HOANG AN
People bow, bow and burn incense to pray for peace in the new year at Tu Dam Pagoda – Photo: HOANG AN
At Giai Lam pagoda (Ha Tinh), wishes for the new year are written on cards hung on peach trees – Photo: HỮU DIRECTION
Master Thich Tam Nguyen (the abbot of Giai Lam pagoda, Ha Tinh province) gave lucky money to everyone at the beginning of the year to light incense – Photo: HUU HANOI
People go to the ceremony of Kim Tien pagoda (An Giang), where the statue of Amitabha Buddha is 24m high, on the morning of the first day of the new year – Photo: BUU DUU
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