Hung Kings to be honored in Phu Tho

The traditional festival is held on the death anniversary of the Hung Kings – the 10th day of the third lunar month, which falls on April 25 this year. The event has been observed for thousands of years, displaying the country’s cultural characteristics and consolidating national solidarity. People visit the Hung Temple Complex in Phu Tho province. The festival this year will be hosted by Phu Tho province while four other provinces will help organize, including the Northern province of Thai Nguyen, the Central province of Quang Nam and the Southern provinces of Binh Duong and Kien Giang. Various activities will be held at the Hung Temple Complex, Viet Tri city, communes surrounding the Hung Temple Complex and temples worshipping the Hung Kings and heroes of Hung Kings era throughout Phu Tho province. According to plan, contributing provinces will join in the worship ceremony and contribute money to cover the organizing expenses and to upgrade the Hung Temple Relic Site. The provinces will join in various activities during the festival like holding a chung (square cake) making contest and preparing day (glutinous round) cake; exhibit local delicacies at a fair during the event and perform at art shows. At a recent meeting, authorities of involved provinces agreed on the plan and will promote the festival so that many people all around the nation would join in the event. Ha Ke San, Vice Chairman of the Phu Tho province People’s Committee, head of the organizing board, asked involved sectors in the… [Read full story]

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