Wed. Feb 28th, 2024

All 1,417 relic sites of worshipping Hung Kings and honouring their
period nationwide will offer incense at the same time to commemorate the
country’s founders on the 10 th day of the third lunar month (April 19).

There are 525 sites in Hanoi, 326 in Phu Tho province, 168 in
Bac Ninh province, 143 in Ha Nam province and others in different
provinces.

The death anniversary of Hung Kings and the Hung
Kings Temple Festival 2013 will feature a wide range of activities,
especially the offering of eight provinces representing three regions in
the country to the ancestors.

The opening ceremony will take
place at Hung Kings Temple in Phu Tho province on April 13 (or the
fourth day of the third lunar month), coinciding with a ceremony to
receive a certificate recognising “the Worship of Hung Kings in Phu Tho”
as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity.

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.

Vietnamese legends recount the rule of the 18 Hung King
dynasties during the first period of Vietnamese history, between
2879-258 BC. The worshipping rituals are closely related to the worship
of ancestors that is a tradition of most Vietnamese families and an
important part of the people’s spiritual lives.-VNA

By vivian