Cua Ong Festival

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Cua Ong festival
Cua Ong festival

Place:  Cua Ong Temple, Cua Ong Ward, Cam Pha Town.

Time: Yearly, the festivities take place at the Cua Ong Temple from the second day of the first lunar month until the end of the third lunar month.

Significance: Cua Ong Temple is dedicated to Tran Quoc Tang, the third son of Tran Hung Ðao, who defeated many enemies and brought peace to the region. Hoang Cau, a local general who fought bravely against invaders, is also honoured here. The festival dedicates to the merit of  Tran Quoc Tang and other Generals of Tran Dynasty.

Cua Ong festival
Cua Ong festival

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Cua Ong Temple is one of the famous Tran Dynasty vestiges of the northeast region. The temple has three areas: low, middle and high, facing the majestic Bai Tu Long Bay. During the war, the middle and lower temples were both destroyed, but today the low temple has been restored.

Formerly, locals organized the main festivity  on the second day of the third lunar month. There were grand cult ceremonies, and a palanquin procession carrying Tran Quoc Tang’s funeral tablets from the temple to a shrine in Trac Chan Commune. Legend has it that this was the place where Tran Quoc Tang’s ashes drifted after being dispersed on the river. The procession would then proceed back to the temple, symbolizing the inspection tour of Tran Quoc Tang.

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