Thien Hau Temple Festival 2016
On April 28th, 2016 (March 22nd in Lunar Calendar), the Festival’s Organizer of Quang Trung ward, Hung Yen city hold the opening ceremony of Thien Hau temple festival. Thien Hau temple locates on Trung Trac street, Quang Trung ward, Hung Yen city. It was built in 1640 by 40 China families in Guangdong, Guangxi and Fujian.
The festival of Thien Hau temple is annually held on 23rd March in order to remember the birthday of Ms. Lam Tuc Mac who had merits to save people from hunger and defeated the marine enemies so that fishermen could go offshore safely.
During the festival, there are a large number of local people, especially the families living in Pho Hien coming to Thien Hau temple to commemorate Ms. Lam Tuc Mac's merits. The festival consists of two parts like the ceremony and the festival. With respects, everyone prays for convenient weather, happy family, which is the nice tradition of our nation to be preserved from generation to generation. Additionally, there has palanquin procession in the festival; the offerings are Chinese traditional cake such as seaweed cake, turtle cake, To Chau cake, etc.
Thien Hau temple festival is one of the typical festivals of Hung Yen to attract many visitors inside and outside the country, and it plays an important role in developing spiritual tourism of the province. Besides, it was recognized as architectural and art relic at national level by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in 1992.