On the morning of May 6th 2018 (or the 21st day of the third Lunar month), Ponagar Temple Festival was officially opened at the relic of Ponagar Tower (Nha Trang City). Mr. Nguyen Tan Tuan - Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Standing Committee, Chairman of the provincial People's Council; Mr. Le Duc Vinh - Deputy Secretary of the provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the provincial People's Committee attended the ceremony and offered incense.
Mr. Nguyen Tan Tuan - Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Standing Committee, Chairman of the provincial People's Council drummed the festival opening.
The Ponagar Tower Festival takes place from May 5th to May 8th 2018 (on the 20th to 23rd day of the third Lunar month) with many traditional rituals including: offering the incenses to the Mother; opening ceremony and “Moc duc” ritual (bath the statue), a ceremony to pray for peace and prosperity for the country and traditional immolation ceremony; noon offering ceremony…In addition, the festival also takes place many cultural and artistic activities such as “Van” singing (Northern traditional folk), ball dancing of the pilgrimage; folk games, perform weaving techniques, making pottery of Cham people ...
Earlier, on May 5th 2018, the Organizing Committee of Ponagar Tower Festival held a ceremony to pray for the people and soldiers who died in the cause of opening and protecting the the country, dropping 12,000 flower garland into the Cai River (Xom Bong Bridge and Ponagar Tower).
Ponagar Tower Festival aims to praise the virtues of the mother Thien Y Ana - who was honored as the Mother of the South Central region, who has taught people how to grow rice, raise silkworms, weave cloths. ... This festival has attracted over 100 delegations of pilgrims with about 10,000 visitors from many provinces and cities in the country.