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2019 - Vietnam-Avalon-Châu Đốc - 31 - Bà Chúa Xứ Núi Sam Temple | by Ted's photos - For Me & You
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2019 - Vietnam-Avalon-Châu Đốc - 31 - Bà Chúa Xứ Núi Sam Temple

One ritual at Bà Chúa Xứ Núi Sam Temple is to bring in your roasted pig or pig parts for a blessing. After you take piggy home to share with family and friends.

 

Not sure why each pig has a knife stuck in it - making sure its sole is really dead?

 

Vietnam is officially a secular state, as a result of its Communist past, but Confucianism, Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, and folk religion (Thanism) are all present. Vietnamese folk religion Thanism is a mixture of world religions and indigenous faiths, but it focuses mostly on the reverence for symbols of divinity.

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Taken on December 14, 2019