Thu. Dec 8th, 2022

Sixty-five Vietnamese nationals from around the world will return to the
fatherland to take part in the Hung Kings Temple Festival honouring the
founders of the Vietnamese nation.

They include many upstanding
personalities who have made great contributions to Vietnamese
communities overseas as well as to the development of their fatherland,
according Radio the Voice of Vietnam (VOV) website.

The
delegation will offer incense to Hung Kings at their temple in the
northern midland of Phu Tho and attend a ceremony to receive UNESCO
recognition of the Hung Kings worshipping ritual as Intangible Cultural
Heritage of Humanity.

They will also visit historical sites in
the northern province of Cao Bang such as Pac Bo cave, Lenin stream,
Karl Marx Mountain and Ban Gioc waterfall, and take part in a requiem
for war martyrs in the province’s Thanh Son cemetery.

The
event is organised by the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese
Affairs (COVA) in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The
Hung Kings Temple Festival will take place at the Hung Kings Temple
relic from April 13-19. During the week-long event, there will be a
street festival on main roads in Viet Tri city and Hung Kings Square,
photo exhibitions on the worship of Hung Kings and the culture of the
ancestral land, a Chung and Giay (Square and Round) cake making
competition and a Xoan singing programme.-VNA

By vivian