Annual Buddhist fest gets national heritage status

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has recognised the annual Quan The Am (Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva) Festival in Danang’s Ngu Hanh Son district as a National Intangible Heritage.

The city’s Sports and Culture department said the main festival, which falls on the 19th day of the second lunar month, features the procession of an image of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva and a prayer for a year of peace, prosperity and happiness for the nation, drawing at least 10,000 attendees.

The festival is often held at the Quan The Am Pagoda at the foot of the Kim Son Mountain – the largest of Danag’s marble mountains.

The stone sculptures art of the Non Nuoc stone village in the mountains was also recognised as a National Intangible Heritage in 2014. — Vietnam News/ANN

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