Mon. Nov 28th, 2022

Hundreds of photographs depicting typical features of the traditional
cultural values of the northern midland province of Phu Tho – known as
the ancestral land of Vietnam – are being showcased in the locality to
commemorate Hung Kings, the founders of the nation.

The exhibition is held on the occasion of the death anniversary of the
Hung Kings (March 10 on the lunar calendar which falls on April 19 this
year) and the Hung Kings Temple Festival, which takes place from April
13-19.

Opened on April 14, the exhibition also gives
a space for 50 paintings of various materials and genres by local and
Seoul artists, bringing in comparative views on the current
socio-cultural life of Phu Tho and that of the capital of the Republic
of Korea , which share numerous similarities with Vietnam in terms
of culture and history.

The event is significant as
it demonstrates not only the friendly ties between Phu Tho and Seoul
but also the spirit of cooperation and international integration of
the two nations, said Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee
Ha Ke San.

Earlier, on April 10, another photo show
on the practice of worshipping Hung Kings in the community’s
socio-cultural life was also open to visitors. Among nearly 100 photos
on display, there is a picture of the procession taken at the Hung
King Temple festival in 1905.

The Worship of
Hung Kings was recognised as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity
at the seventh session of the UNESCO committee in Paris on December
6, 2012.-VNA

By vivian