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Importance & Things to Keep in Mind When Organizing Groundbreaking Ceremony

  • 05/04/2021
  • The groundbreaking ceremony is a ritual that is always respected when preparing to proceed with the construction of any large or small project. However, not everyone understands the essence of this ritual, what is its meaning? That is why Hoang Sa Viet would like to introduce to customers and businesses the following article. Let's find out together!

    ✅ What is the groundbreaking ceremony?

    The groundbreaking ceremony is a rite of worship to the God of the Earth Land, the owner's ancestors and possibly the deceased spirits residing on that land, to announce the official start of construction activities. construction. However, it is different from breaking ground on personal houses; The business ground-breaking ceremony is also intended to promote the image, attracting investors, partners, and potential customers. That is why investors always put attention to performing the groundbreaking ceremony first before proceeding with any project.

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    Organize a professional groundbreaking ceremony (Source: Hoang Sa Viet)

    Holding a groundbreaking ceremony is an event that marks an important start for a project. Therefore, this rite must be carefully prepared, complete and strictly performed. Ensure the highest perfection, bring luck, blessings and convenience for the construction process and business activities later.

    ✅ Meaning and importance of groundbreaking ceremony

    Vietnamese people have always attached great importance to worship, which is an activity with heavy religious and spiritual significance. The ancient concept that "Land has a land, a river has a father"; Therefore, before building something that affects the land or dragon veins, a groundbreaking ceremony must be performed to report to the Earth Spirits who govern that land and show respect. At the same time, I pray to the gods to bless you, good luck, and keep everything going smoothly.

    There are also many opinions that that land may be the residence of many deceased spirits or that place used to be a place of worship for temples, shrines, etc. So besides reporting the gods, Performing the ground-breaking ceremony also wishes that the spirits can happily and joyfully move to another place so that the construction can be carried out in the most complete and convenient way.

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    Groundbreaking ceremony to pray to the gods to bless the project (Source: Hoang Sa Viet)

    In terms of spirit, the groundbreaking ceremony creates a feeling and belief about more peace of mind and excitement for the upcoming construction activities.

    As mentioned above, the groundbreaking ceremony is also an event marking the beginning of the project as well as confirming the scale and value of the project. Thereby attracting investors or many other potential partners and customers. This is considered a form of advertising widely and arouses curiosity for people from the outside looking in.

    ✅ Notes when organizing the groundbreaking ceremony

    In order for any event to run smoothly, it depends on many factors. And the groundbreaking ceremony is no exception. In order for the ceremony to take place to the fullest extent, you should pay attention to the following factors:

    ✔ Prepare the groundbreaking offering

    For a long time, the ground-breaking ceremony has always been considered as one of the most important steps in breaking ground; And it is maintained to this day.

    Commencement ceremony
    The worshiping ceremony is considered one of the most important steps (Source: Hoang Sa Viet)

    The full groundbreaking ceremony shows the investor's respect for the gods and dead spirits. However, depending on the economic conditions, the scale of the project as well as the culture of each region, there are certain differences. Here are suggestions for the offerings that an offering tray usually has:

    1. 1 set of three slugs (1 piece of boiled meat, 1 boiled shrimp, 1 boiled duck egg)
    2. One chicken.
    3. A plate of sticky rice or banh chung.
    4. A plate of salt
    5. One bowl of rice, one bowl of water.
    6. White wine.
    7. Pack of medicine, tea.
    8. A set of Quan Than Linh clothes, hat, all red, white sword.
    9. A flower gold nail.
    10. Year of the golden money.
    11. Five red balls.
    12. Five betel leaves, five areca pods. (or 3 pieces of betel nut (salted)
    13. Five-fruit tray to break ground (Five round fruits: 5 kinds of fruits).
    14. Nine red roses.
    15. 1 plate of rice salt,
    16. 3 small jars containing salt-rice-water.

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    Full groundbreaking ceremony offerings (Source: Hoang Sa Viet)

    In addition, steps such as choosing auspicious days and months, preparing vows and how to worship in accordance with feng shui are equally important.

    Instructions on how to worship the groundbreaking details, correct feng shui

    ✔ The order of organizing the groundbreaking ceremony

    Although not too strict about the organization process like other events. However, detailed planning also helps the organizers to carry out the ceremony more smoothly. At the same time increase professionalism and elegance for the whole ceremony. And here is the basic ground-breaking process:

    • Welcoming guests
    • Opening performance
    • Introduce the reason for holding the ceremony, the project
    • Introduce guests to attend
    • The investor, the representative made a speech
    • Conduct groundbreaking ceremony, start work
    • End of the ceremony
    • Move to the party venue (if any)
    • Sending guests out
    • Cleaning and dismantling equipment
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    Groundbreaking ceremony of the project (Source: Hoang Sa Viet)

    Hold the groundbreaking ceremony
    It is necessary to make a detailed organizational plan to make the ceremony the most professional (Source: Hoang Sa Viet)

    Above are the basic concepts and notes about the groundbreaking ceremony. Hope this article has brought you a lot of useful information, contributing to the success of your upcoming groundbreaking ceremony. If you have any further questions, please contact Hoang Sa Viet hotline at 0985 999 345 for enthusiastic advice and support!