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Food for the deceased

What is Vu Lan Festival in Vietnam?

Vu Lan Festival is one of the main holidays of Mahayana Buddhism. On this day, Buddhists will attend the pagoda and participate in a set of activities to demonstrate their filial piety (hiếu) towards their parents and ancestors.   The Etymology of the word Vu Lan  Vu-lan ( Chinese : 盂蘭; sa. ullambana ) is…