FEAST DAYS FOR THE COUNCIL OF FOUR REALMS

Post date: 04/02/2018 | 03:04 - Posted By: VietTheatre - Category: Vietnamese Culture shows

Feast days for the council of four realms or all of the civil rites of hầu đồng in the Viet beliefs in the Mother Goddesses of Four Realms are very plentiful. These all depend on local custom of each area. Besides of some important times when people usually pray for peace, health, good weather… for example: Thượng Nguyên Attendance in January of Lunar Calendar, Summer Greeting Attendance in April of Lunar Calendar, Summer Ending Attendance in July of Lunar Calendar or New Year’s Eve Attendance in December of Lunar Calendar, there are many various Feast days when temples, shrines, pagodas and mediums organize appropriate ceremonies in order to give thanks or wish longevity to Gods or Goddesses.

Below is a list of typical Feast days for a year of the Council of Four Realms religion:

  1. January of Lunar calendar

Date

Feasday

Jan, 1st

Feast day of Cô Đôi Thượng Ngàn (The Second Royal Damsel of Forest)

Jan, 9th

Feast day of  The Jade Emperor

Feast day of Princess of Nine heavens  - Cửu Thiên Huyền Nữ

Jan, 10th

Feast day of  Quan Hoàng Tám (The Eight Prince – General. Nùng Chí Cao)

Feast day of The First Great Mandarin.

Jan, 12th 

Feast day of Quyên Thanh, The First Princess in Trần Dynasty

Jan, 15th

Thượng Nguyên Great Festival day

 Feast day of Tản Viên Sơn Thánh - Tản Viên King of Mount.

Jan, 17th

Feast day of Royal Damsel, Tân An

Jan, 20th

Ceremony of the dispatch of Trần’s troops 

Jan, 19th  – 21st

Feast days of Four Mother Goddesses

Jan, 25th

Great festival day in Trần Dynasty

2- Febuary of Lunar Calendar:

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A communion on Fest day of The second Mother Goddess of Forest of Four Palaces (in Green)  at Đông Cuông temple

Source: Google

Date

Feast day

The first Hare Date

Feast day of The second Mother Goddess of Forest in Đông Cuông

Feb, 2nd

Feast day of Tam Cờ’s Mother Goddess

Feb, 3rd

Feast day of  Hưng Nhượng Royal Highest (General. Trần Quốc Tảng)

Feb, 6th

Feast day of Four Mother Goddesses in Cờn Môn

Feb, 10th

Feast day of Princess Phạm Điện Súy

Feb, 12th

Feast day of Mother Goddess in Tuyên Quang

(Tam Cờ; Núi Dùm; Y La; Cảnh Xanh Linh Từ…)

Feb, 14th

Feast day of The Fifth Great Mandarin, Tuần Tranh

Feb, 15th – 16th

Feast day of Nguyệt Hồ Princess

Feb, 17th

Feast day of the first Boy Attendant

Feb, 20th

Feast day of the second Mother Goddess of Forest

 (Lê Mai Royal Highest; Sơn Trang Princess)

Feb, 21st

 (Feb, 24th few places)

Feast day of Mother Goddess in Sòng Sơn

Feb, 28th  (April, 24th few places)

Feast day of Hoàng Lục Prince (Great General, An Biên)

  1. March of lunar calendar

Date

Feast day

Mar, 2nd

Feast day of Little Royal Damsel in Cửa Suốt

Mar, 3rd

Feast day of Mother Liễu Hạnh (Feast day of The first Mother Goddess of Heaven)

Mar, 6th

Feast day of The second Royal Highest in Trần Dynasty, Hưng Hiến

Mar, 7th

Feast day of Little Boy Attendant in Đồi Ngang (Ngang Hill)

Mar, 14th

Feast day of The Fourth Lady of Honor, Mother Goddess’s special envoy.

Mar, 17th

Feast day of The Eighth Lady of Honor, Nàn  (Great General. Đông Nhung)

  1. April of Lunar Calendar:

Date

Feast day

Optional

Summer Greeting Great Festival Day

Apr, 1st

Feast day of  Vương Khảo An Sinh Vương Truy Phong Khâm Minh The Royal Highest in Trần Dynasty.

Apr, 12th

(Apr, 1st  few places)

Feast day of Thác Bờ Princess

Apr, 18th

Feast day of The Third Lady of Honor of Water

Apr, 19th

Feast day of  Quan Hoàng Lục Thanh Hà (The sixth Prince of Thanh Hà)

Apr, 24th

Feast day of Hưng Vũ , The first Royal Highest in Trần Dynasty

Feast day of The Fourth Great Mandarin, Mother Goddess’s special envoy.

  1. May of Lunar Calendar:

Date

Feast day

May, 5th

Feast day of Đại Hoàng, The Second official Princess in Trần Dynasty  

May, 7th

Feast day of Hưng Trí, The Fourth Royal Highest in Trần Dynasty

May, 10th

Feast day of The Sixth Lady of Honor at Chín Temple in Hữu Lũng

Feast day of The first Princess in Tây Thiên

Feast day of The Sixth Royal Damsel of Forest (Cô Sáu Lục Cung)

May, 20th

Feast day of Cầu Năm Suối Lân (The fifth Royal Damsel in Suối Lân)

May, 25th

Feast day of Quan Lớn Tuân Tranh (Tuần Tranh Great Mandarin)

  1. June of Lunar Calendar:

Date

Feast day

Jun, 1st

Feast day of Vương Phụ An Sinh in Trần Dynasty

(The Imperial Concubine on honor of Thiện Đạo National Mother)

Jun, 10th

Feast day of The Third Mother Goddess (Mother Goddess of Water in Thoải Sơn)

Jun, 12th

Feast day of Mother Thác at Hàn temple

Feast day of Bơ Bông, The Royal Damsel (The Third Royal Damsel of Water)

Jun, 16th

Feast day of Năm Phương Princess

Jun, 24th

Feast day of The Third of Great Mandarin

(The Royal Highest of Water Palace, Lảnh Giang Xích Đằng)

Feast day of Minh Lương Little Royal Damsel

Jun, 26th

Feast day of Quan Hoàng Bơ (The Third Prince)

Feast day of  Cô Tám Đồi Chè (The Royal Damsel of Đồi Chè)

  1. July of Lunar Calendar:

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Altar of Ông Hoàng Bảy Bảo Hà – The Seventh Prince of Four Palaces at Bảo Hà temple on the Fest day of The Seventh Prince in Bảo Hà.

Source: Google.

Date

Feast day

Optional date in month

Summer Ending Great Festival Day

Jul, 3rd

Feast day of Queen Vương Nữ Tôn Anh Tông

Jul, 6th

Feast day of The Fourth Royal Damsel (Cô Tư)

Jul, 7th

Feast day of The Seventh Prince in Bảo Hà (Ông Hoàng Bảy Bảo Hà)

Jul, 12th

Feast day of Mother Y La  

Jul, 13rd

Feast day of Triệu Tường Mandarin (Quan Triệu Tường)

Jul, 14th

Feast day The Second Prince in Bảo Hà (Ông Hoàng Đôi)

Jul, 17th

Feast day of The Seventh Prince (Ông Hoàng Bảy)

Jul, 20th

Feast day of Bà Chúa Kho (Kho Princess or Princess of Treasury)

Jul, 21st

Feast day of The Seventh Lady of Honor, Kim Giao (Chầu Bảy Mỏ Bạch)

Feast day of The First Royal Damsel in Dùm Mount, Quyên Quang

  1. August of Lunar Calendar:

Date

Feast day

Aug, 3rd

Birthday of Hưng Hiến, The Second Royal Highest in Trần Dynasty

Aug, 6th

Feast day of Mother Goddess of Ghềnh Temple

(Ngọc Hân Princess or Ỷ Lan Royal Concubine)

Aug, 10th

Feast day of The Sixth Prince An Biên (Quan Hoàng Lục)

Aug, 15th

Feast day of The Eighth Lady of Honor in Mỏ Bạch

(Great General Đông Nhung)

Aug, 21st

Feast day of Mother Goddess of Trần Dynasty

Aug, 20th

Feast day of Trần Quốc Tuấn Royal Highest in Trần Dynasty 

Aug, 22nd

Feast day of  Dragon King (Bát Hải Động Đình) in Đồng Bằng temple

Feast day of The Seventh Great Mandarin, Đào Tiên

Aug, 24th

Birthday of The First Great Mandarin

  1. September of Lunar Calendar:

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Rites in festival on Fest day of National Holy Mother, Âu Cơ at Âu Cơ temple in Phú Thọ Province.

Source: Google.

Date

Feast day

Sep, 2nd

Feast day of The Little Royal Damsel in Ngang Stream, Phố Vị, Lạng Sơn)

Sep, 4th

Feast day of Âu Cơ, National Holy Mother

Sep, 9th

Feast day of Holy Mother of Nine Heaven

Feast day of Queen Vương Nữ Nhân Tông

Feast day of The Nineth Prince (ông Chín Thượng)

Feast day of The Nineth Lady of Honor, Cửu Tinh (Chầu Chín Cửu Tinh)

Feast day of  (The Nineth Royal Damsel in Sòng Sơn (Cô Chín Sòng Sơn)

Sep, 13rd

Feast day of The Second Royal Damsel in Cam Đường (Cô Đôi Cam Đường)

Sep, 19th

Feast day of The Nineth Royle Damsel in Sòng Temple (Cô Chín Đền Sòng)

Sep, 20th

Feast day of The Council in Bắc Lệ (Công Đồng Bắc Lệ)

Feast day of The Sixth Little Royal Damsel in Bắc Lệ (Chầu Bé Bắc Lệ)

Sep, 28th

Feast day of Thiên Thành Princess and Royal Concubine, on honor of Nguyên Từ National Mother.

  1. October of Lunar Calendar:

Date

Feast day

Oct, 10th

Feast day of The Tenth Prince (Ông Hoàng Mười) in Nghệ An

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A scene in Tứ Phủ - Four Palaces show, by Việt Tú Director, which was inspired by rituals of hầu đồng in the beliefs of The Worship of Mother Goddesses in Four Palaces. The show has 3 parts included: Reincarnation of The Second Mother Goddess of Forest; Reincarnation of The Tenth Prince (Ông Hoàng Mười) and Cô bé Thượng Ngàn. 

Source: Viet Theater

  1. November of Lunar Calendar :

Date

Feast day

Nov, 1st

Nov, 11th (few places)

Feast day of  Phạm Ngũ Lão

Nov, 2nd

Feast day of The Second Great Mandarin

(Inspector and Superviser of Đồi Ngang temple)

Feast day of The Second Lady of Honor (Chầu Đệ Nhị)

Nov, 6th

Birthday of Tản Viên, King of Mount, Father King of Water Palace.

Nov, 10th

Feast day of The Tenth Lady of Honor Mỏ Ba (Chầu Mười Đồng Mỏ)

Nov, 11th

Birhday of The Second Great Mandarin (Quan Lớn Đệ Nhị)

Feast day of The Sixth Little Royle Damsel of Bắc Lệ (Chầu Bé Bắc Lệ)

  1. December of Lunar Calendar

Picture of a medium practice rituals of hầu đồng on the Fest day of Chầu Bé Bắc Lệ or The Sixth Little Royle Damsel of Bắc Lệ

Source: Google

Date

Feast day

Dec, 1st  – 22nd

New Year’s Eve Festial Day

Dec, 10th

Feast day of Trần Quốc Tuấn, Hưng Đạo Highest Royal in Trần Dynasty

Feast day of Royal Highest Đức An phụ An Sinh Vương Húy Trần Quốc Liễu

Dec, 20th

Congrats party of The Second Royal Damsel (Vương Cô Đệ Nhị)

Dec, 25th

Feast day of The Third Princess Lầm Tham(Chúa Ót; Chúa Chữa)

Feast day of The Sixth Little Royal Damsel in Bắc Lệ (Chầu Bé Bắc Lệ)


 - Reference to Giang Anh Blog-