Grand Audience Ceremony of the Nguyen Dynasty at Tet reenacted

16:04 05/02/2021
PSNews - The Grand Audience Ceremony of the Nguyen Dynasty at Tet was reenacted recently at Dai Trieu Nghi courtyard in Thai Hoa Palace inside Hue Imperial Citadel in a bid to preserve the royal tradition.
On the morning of February 2 (or the 21st day of the twelfth lunar month), Hue Monuments Conservation Center re-enacted the Nguyen Dan ceremony under the Nguyen Dynasty at Dai Trieu Nghi courtyard in Thai Hoa Palace inside Hue Imperial Citadel.
 The re-enactment of the old Nguyen Dan ceremony under the Nguyen Dynasty was to introduce and promote the traditional beauty of the old royal Tet and the ancestors’ valuable cultural traits.
The Hue Monuments Conservation Center reenacted a Grand Audience Ceremony on Tet (Lunar New Year) occasion with the participation of more than 100 individuals in Thai Hoa Palace, Hue Imperial Citadel.
The ceremony once saw the Nguyen Dynasty kings and functionaries convene for important discussions or on special occasions like Tet. On the first day of the Lunar New Year, the Grand Audience Ceremony used to be held at Thai Hoa Palace and Ordinary Audience Ceremony at Can Chanh Palac
Early in the morning, imperial guards solemnly hold lanterns, waiting for the emperor going from Can Chanh Palace to Dai Cung Mon (Great Palace Gate) and ascend to Thai Hoa Palace for the Grand Audience Ceremony. After being signaled by the bell and drum at Ngu Phung (Five Phoenixes) Pavilion, the procession of nobility enters the courtyard of Thai Hoa Palace. Officials wear attire in accordance with their rank.
By Thien Minh