The Trung Nguyen Festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the seventh lunar month.
Trung Nguyen Festival, also called “xa toi vong nhan” (forgive the loss souls), originates from Buddhism’s Vu Lan Festival which is aimed at saving and freeing souls from sufferings. It is believed that criminals in hell are released on lunar July 15th so that people usually prepare plain gruel, popcorns, votive papers, etc. to offer them. They also place offerings in temples, communal houses’ yards, banyan tree’s foot for forsake spirits. After worshiping, the offerings are given to children and poor people and votive papers are burned to send to the world of the death.
Trung Nguyen Festival is taken place in every family and pagoda