According to folk beliefs, the Full Moon in July is also the day of the opening of the prison, and the dead people are given sins, so they have a ceremony to worship the Miss Soul (in the afternoon) for the spirits who are homeless and helpless.
Many Vietnamese people believe that the Sinner's Passion comes from the farming work of the former farmer. Besides, they also pray that the work will be lucky, not troubled, people often pray to the gods and the earth . arresting the ghosts, refusing to be disturbed.
Therefore, to worship the full moon, every day on July 15, everything must be completed, it is also the time "the psychic, the owner forgives the transplant worker", "opens the prison door for death". On this day, people often do a ceremony to give thanks to the gods, and a tribute to ancestors and grandparents to pray for the souls to escape and pray for peace for the family.
In the full moon day of July, there are two ways to make rice in July: one is vegetarian; two is salty rice tray to offer. However, at present, few people make vegetarian dishes to worship.
Researcher Nguyen Xuan Cuong, in the present life, Vu Lan festival is also expanded to make children filial to their parents as soon as their parents are in this world and this is an occasion to make people remember their families, source.
'In the day of worshiping Vu Lan (the full moon in July), you must always worship your ancestors. People often prepare offerings on 'vegetarian' under salty '. That is, on the fruit, under the salt. The dishes are prepared depending on the conditions of each family, or cooking dishes when their ancestors liked.
Accordingly, the person who is the head of the clan, only worship and kill pigs, pig tails and 9 stacked bowls, 9 chopsticks. If there are no pigs, offer chicken.
As the eldest son in the house, he offered 1 tray of rice. Depending on your mind, there are few offerings, many and many, but it is indispensable to have 7 bowls overlapping.
Not the eldest son, offering a tray of rice and many dishes and five bowls symbolizing the five great sugar lines. The family remembers having to stack up with each other.
Mr. Cuong explained: Many Vietnamese people have often mistakenly lined up 6 bowls, leaving the instruments sitting in a tray, in fact not so. The number of bowls depends on whether you are the eldest or the second child, symbolizing the lives of the clan '.
Besides, Mr. Cuong also said that families should buy some soul offerings.
'Because of the conception of the people, the lunar July every year is the occasion of the Pluto opening the Devil Gate. Those who have children and grandchildren will be allowed to go back to eat, and those who do not have children or grandchildren, or children who are far away are not allowed to receive glasses.
Sentient offerings, including offerings: sentient beings with many colors, types of popcorn, green tea, sesame candies, porridge, gold coins, cups of water or alcohol, rice dishes mixed with salt (plates This will be sprinkled on the sidewalk far away from the house), corn, boiled sweet potatoes for offerings to the souls, hungry ghosts with no support '- researcher Nguyen Xuan Cuong shared.