Diverse activities in Phu Tho province to commemorate Hung Kings

Tuesday, 02/04/2024 15:26
Diverse activities will take place in the northern province of Phu Tho from April 9 to 18 to commemorate Hung Kings – the legendary founders of the nation.
Illustrative image (Photo: VNA) 

Accordingly, ritual and festive activities, a running "Den Hung Spirituality Marathon 2024", art performance on cultural heritage, a conference to discuss the plan to organise the celebration of the death anniversary of Hung Kings, and an “Ancestral Land Culture and Tourism Week 2024” will be held.

On this occasion, the province will inaugurate a bas-relief featuring "President Ho Chi Minh talking to officers and soldiers from the Vietnam People’s Army at Gieng Temple intersection”.

A men's football tournament has kicked off, attracting the participation of 210 players from Viet Tri city, 13 districts, and the provincial Police and Hung Vuong University.

The commemoration of the Hung Kings comes on the 10th day of the third lunar month, which falls on April 18 this year and is a national holiday. The practice of worshiping them in Phu Tho province was recognised by UNESCO as part of the world's intangible cultural heritage in 2012.

Main rituals during the event include ceremonies to offer incense to Lac Long Quan and Au Co - the progenitors of Vietnam - as well as flower offerings at the monument featuring President Ho Chi Minh talking with soldiers from the Vietnam People’s Army./.

Compiled by BTA