Large crowds enjoy Quan The Am Festival

Thousands of people, visitors and Buddhist monks and nuns attended the opening ceremony of Quan The Am (Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva) Festival on July 19 morning.

At the festival held in Bang Lang Village, Thuy Bang Commune, Huong Thuy District, the central province of Thua Thien-Hue Province, people burnt incense and release birds in hopes for peace and happiness.

The event includes various activities such as music shows, camping, prayers, as well as the releasing flower garlands and coloured lanterns.

Some photos of the festival:

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The image of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva

The image of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva

Superior Buddhist Monk Thich Duc Phuong (in the middle), Head of the festival’s organising board, with other devotees

Superior Buddhist Monk Thich Duc Phuong (in the middle), Head of the festival’s organising board, with other devotees

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Praying

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Offering flowers

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Offering incense

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A tree for the Buddha

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Flowers for Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva

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Elderly join in the ceremonies

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Children surround the actress playing the role of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva

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An old woman is led to the festival by children

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The statue of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva