| Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh congratulates Most Venerable Thich Thien Nhon, Chairman of the VBS Executive Board, August 30, 2020.
The festival of filial piety, also called “All Souls’ Day” and observed on the 15th day of the 7th lunar month, is marked by prayers and rituals for happiness and good luck.
Mr. Binh said Vietnamese Buddhists have stayed side-by-side with the nation and become an indispensable part of its history.
The Vu Lan festival reflects Vietnam’s tradition of worshiping ancestors and building sustainable traditional family values, he added.
VBS dignitaries said that the organization will continue promoting its patriotism and bond with the nation.
This year, the Vu Lan Festival falls on Wednesday, September 2.