Discover the customs of welcoming the Vu Lan ceremony of countries around the world

Held on July 15 of the lunar calendar every year, the Vu Lan ceremony in each country has its own characteristics, depending on cultural traditions and customs.



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Vu Lan ceremony in Vietnam.
Vietnam: In Vietnam, along with the revival and development of Buddhism, Vu Lan ceremony is increasingly being organized in scale and solemnity. Like many other countries, Buddhists often go to the temple to chant, pray ... Vu Lan's Day in Vietnam also has a unique "rose hang on shirt" ritual. Photo: Ha My Giang.
Vu Lan ceremony in Vietnam.
The rose is a symbol of love, nobility. The pin on the chest of the noble flower represents the filial piety the children send to their parents. Those who have parents until Vu Lan will wear red flowers on their shirts. Those who have lost their parents will wear white flowers. Photo: Hoang Viet.

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Vu Lan ceremony in China.
China: In China, Yu Lan is usually held from July 15-30. This is the time for people to visit and repair the graves of relatives. Photo: Hk01.
Vu Lan ceremony in China.
In addition to worshiping and offering, they also practice the practice of burning votive paper and banknotes. On this occasion, Buddhists here also do charity works to dedicate merit to their parents and relatives. Photo: Rove.
Vu Lan ceremony in Japan.
Japan: The Japanese people call Vu Lan festival as Obon. This is a traditional holiday preserved and handed down over 500 years. On this occasion, everyone returned and reunited with their relatives to pay their respects to their ancestors. Photo: Ettoday.
Vu Lan ceremony in Japan.
People will light many lanterns, hanging in front of the door, along the roads leading to their homes and dropping into rivers and lakes on the last holiday. People also wear yukata costumes, dance and sing in folk styles during the festival. Photo: Visit Minato City.

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Vu Lan ceremony in Malaysia.
Malaysia: In Malaysia, Vu Lan is called the ancestor day or July festival. In addition to doing things to show the filial spirit of Asians, they also organize many religious and cultural activities with bold own identity. Photo: Vulcan Post.
Vu Lan ceremony in Malaysia.
According to custom, people would stop all work, gather at temples to pray and perform the ritual of releasing spirit. Besides, Malaysian Buddhists also organize mass performances in residential areas. Photo: ABC.

Discover the customs of welcoming the Vu Lan ceremony of countries around the world Discover the customs of welcoming the Vu Lan ceremony of countries around the world Reviewed by Duy Khiêm on September 02, 2019 Rating: 5

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