Vo Mieu Temple Festival
Vo Mieu temple locates at Trung Trac street, Quang Trung ward, Hung Yen city, Hung Yen province. It was built under the reign of Le Canh Hung King (1740) and it was restored many times under the reign of Hau Le Dynasty and Nguyen Dynasty. This is one of the remaining relics of the Chinese when they resided and did business in Pho Hien in the 16th century, and it has been conserved up to now.
Every year, the festival of Vo Mieu temple is held from 23rd October to 25th October to commemorate Quan Thanh De Quan - a famous person during the time of Tam Quoc (China). He was an excellent general. When he died, he was honoured as a God and was worshipped in many places.
This year, the weather is nice so that a large number of local people, especially families living in Pho Hien come to the festival to offer sacrifices. The festival consists of two parts such as the ceremony and the festival. With respects, everyone prays for good things, good direction and good weather for good harvests. The ceremony takes place solemnly and respectfully. The festival takes places actively with many legends related to Quan Cong. Besides, the offerings are Chinese traditional cake such as seaweed cake, turtle cake, To Chau cake, etc.
Vo Mieu temple festival is one of the typical festivals of Hung Yen, locating in Pho Hien relics group to attract many tourists inside and outside the country, and it plays an important role in developing spiritual tourism of the province. Vo Mieu temple was recognized as historical and art relics at national level in 1998.