The incense offering ceremony is a tribute to our ancestors, teachers and parents
Annually held at the SIU traditional park, the incense offering ceremony is one of the educational activities which the Saigon International hosts. The purpose of this activity is to preserve and nurture Vietnamese traditional culture in student heart.
On December 20, 2014, all students of diploma to bachelor’s degree program – course 2, bachelor program students of course 3, 4 and diploma program students of course 4, 5 took part in the incense offering formalities at SIU traditional park located in Long Khanh district, Dong Nai province. It was a meaningful activity creating opportunity for students to express gratitude to their ancestors, teachers and parents. The incense offering ceremony fosters motivation and determination of students as they continue to study and succeed in the future, serving for our nation.
Besides the incense offering formalities, students participated in some meaningful and enjoyable activities such as cuisine, games, singing, etc. at the traditional park. Particularly, the atmosphere of the excursion became more memorable with exciting activities as well as, the enthusiastic participation of members from Arts, Sports, and Economics club.
SIU’s students on incense offering ceremony day
Student performing the tribute formalities at “Quan” hill
Expressing gratitude to the teachers at “Su” hill
Expressing gratitude to parents at “Phu” hill
Expressing gratitude for the ancestors
Temple of Literature square
Student offering incense in the Temple of Literature.
The happiness of the graduates on their graduation day
Performance of SIU clubs
Students are excited about tug of war and bag jumping games
Economics club with the most beautifully decorated food stall
Cảm nghĩ sinh viên
Pham Thi Viet Trinh – Course 4
“This trip was significant to me. Putting on graduation uniforms and following the solemn incense offering formalities at the SIU traditional park made me very emotional. I think the best way to express our gratitude to ancestors is to make more efforts to reward the merits of our parents and teachers. I will always remember the SIU, my beloved teachers and friends.”
Nguyen Ngoc Diem Huong – Course 5
“The incense offering ceremony is a traditional and a meaningful activity to express our gratitude to our teachers, parents and ancestors. On that day, we had an opportunity to gather, be with each other, and make more beautiful memories together before leaving our university.”
Tran Quoc Vinh – course 5
“The incense offering ceremony was impressively organized. For me, this was a meaningful ceremony as we remember and preserve our precious traditional values, such as venerating our teachers and morality, and filial love to parents. Participating in the ceremony helped me gain more motivation to study.”
Tran Minh Nguyen – course 7
“This is a meaningful ceremony which reminds us of Vietnamese traditional culture. Especially, not just the games, but my friends and I can feel the exciting atmosphere which helps us relax after school work. It’s also a good opportunity for us to make friend with others.”
Dan Nguyen Thuy Van – Economy club course 6
“I am proud to be a part of the SIU and a member of Economics club. I have a chance to take part in the incense offering ceremony with the new graduates. This is the first time I have been to the SIU traditional park. It is a luxurious, spacious and ideal place where we have a nice picnic with some interesting activities. After this trip, I am eagerly waiting for the day when I will be back to this place. On that day, I will officially put on the graduation uniforms and follow the incense offering formalities like they do.”