3/15/2014 9:48:18 PM
    Xa Tac Sacrifice is one of the typical royal ceremonies that deeply reflects the identities of the Vietnamese water paddy-agriculture. From such dynasties as Dinh, Ly, Tran, Le and Nguyen, the Xa Tac Sacrifice was annually organized in Lunar February and August to honor the national agriculture and wish for the great peace as well as harmonious weather-productive crop-prosperous inhabitant. Despite the historical impact, Hue ancient capital still keeps Xa Tac esplanade intact. From 2008 to nơ, Xa Tac sacrifice has been rehabilitated and drawn much appreciation and concern from the local inhabitants.
    3/15/2010 9:26:03 AM
    Under Nguyen Dynasty, Xa Tac Esplanade (in Hue Capital City) was the place to organize the worshipping ceremony dedicating to the Earth and Rice Spirits for the good harvest and peace. It was built in the 5th year of Emperor Gia Long reign (1806) at the west side of Hue Imperial City. Following the emperor’s order, all provinces of all over the country had to contribute good soil to build up this esplanade.