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In Vietnamese tradition, the fifteenth day of the seventh month in the lunar calendar is called Ancestor Day in which living descendants pay homage to their living and deceased ancestors, and the deceased are believed to visit the living. With ancestor worship, the filial piety of descendants extends to their ancestors even after their deaths. Also on this day the realms of Heaven and Hell and the realm of the living are open and Buddhists would perform rituals to transmute and absolve the sufferings of all the deceased, the hungry ghosts.
To Mahayana Buddhists, the seventh lunar month is a month of joy. This is because the fifteenth day of this month is often known as the Buddha's joyful day and the day of rejoice for monastic’s after summer retreat.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 15, 2021, at 10 AM
: Releasing the animals.
10.00 : Praying for Parents, Ancestors
10.30 : Chanting
11.15 : Taking Refuge Ceremony
12.00 : Lunch