15th Lunar January Month in Saigon

Last weekend was a very important time for Vietnamese Buddhists.  Normally on the 14th, 15th and/or 16th Lunar January, Vietnamese worshippers go to the pagodas to offer prayers for good luck for the new lunar year.  I took some pictures from a visit to a pagoda in the Phu Nhuan District last weekend.

Saigon Pagoda on Lunar January

(Entrance)

Saigon Pagoda on Lunar January

(School children visiting the pagoda)

Saigon Pagoda on Lunar January

(Leading the prayers)

Saigon Pagoda on Lunar January

(Di Lac)

Saigon Pagoda on Lunar January

(Quan Am)

  • Clarious

    Hmm, the second last picture isn’t really a Buddha statue If I am not wrong (the third) is. He is Di Lac (Di L?c), someone who alway (can’t find a better word) grinning.

  • Thanks Clarious, made the changes.

  • Tuan

    Are you going there just for fun, Kevin?
    I used to go to the pagodas just for fun and for the vegetarian food (well, more like for the food) when I were in Viet Nam lol.

  • I like pagodas though I am not Buddhist. I like the people there as well.

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