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The Thien Hau Pagoda Festival

The Thien Hau Pagoda, located in Lai Thieu, is a cultural vestige of Binh Duong Province. The pagoda, which was constructed using ancient techniques, is a place of solemn worship.

The festival is organized annually from the 13th to the 15th day of the 1st lunar month. On the 13th, the population of Thu Dau Mot prepares tables placed in front of each house to worship and welcome Ba Thien Hau. A great number of people from neighboring provinces also come to Thu Dau Mot for the occasion.

On the 14th is the Ba welcoming ceremony, which observes traditional rituals. A Ba palanquin is carried throughout the streets, with unicorn dances, lion dances, and many flags. On the 15th, people come to the Ba Pagoda to burn incense, pray, and ask for the protection of the Mandarin to be safe and happy in the next year .The Thien Hau Pagoda Festival in Lai Thieu is a folk festival bearing the unique culture of the southeast region.

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