Within the framework of the Tien Pagoda Festival in Lac Thuy district in 2024, after the opening ceremony, a folk-art exchange program took place including Performing the traditional musical instruments, Muong gong art, folk dancing and singing, Chau Van singing... of the clubs preserving Muong ethnic cultural identity of Ba Hang Doi town, Hung Thi, Phu Thanh, Phu Nghia communes, together with the Meritorious Artisans Nguyen Manh Tuan, Tran Manh Hung... at the stage of Tien pagoda.


Demonstrating the worship of Tam Phu Mother Goddess at Tien Pagoda Opening Ceremony in 2024.


In particular, the performance of the traditional Hau Dong ritual recreated Vietnamese Tam Phu belief in a performative nature, recreating the beauty and highlight of Dam Da Tien Mau Pagoda, which is inseparable from the form of belief for the worship the Mother Goddess.

This type of performance plays a central role in Mother Goddess worship, clearly expressing the traditions and ethics of the nation. The Vietnamese belief in worshiping the Tam Phu Mother Goddess has been recognized as an intangible heritage of humanity. This is a beauty in the folk beliefs, which Vietnamese people have passed down for many years. 

In particular, the belief for Mother Goddess worship in Hoa Binh has interference with the cultural beliefs of Viet Muong people. With the complex of Dam Da Tien Mau Pagoda, there is the relic of Au Co Mother, which can lead to a Mother Goddess in the Tam Tu Phu and towards the peace and kindness for the community. Dam Da Tien Mau Pagoda is a complex of religious preservation, one of the major relics of Hoa Binh province that has preserved the customs and practices of Muong ethnic people. The belief in worshiping Tam Phu Mother Goddesses has penetrated deeply into the life of the community, that is praying for the peace in the country and people, good rain and wind.

Tien Pagoda Festival in Lac Thuy district in 2024 has been upgraded to a provincial scale, contributing to enhancing the value of this belief as the beauty of humanity's intangible heritage. Especially the festival helps conserve and preserve the culture of the ancient and present Muong people. At the same time, it has been contributing to the successful implementation of the Project on Preserving and promoting the cultural values of Muong ethnic group and "Hoa Binh Culture” for the period of 2023 - 2030.


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