Hung King Festival 2023 to begin on April 20

Friday, 17/03/2023 16:29
Diverse activities will be held during at Hung King Festival 2023 in the northern midland province of Phu Tho which is scheduled to begin on April 20 to mark the death anniversary of Hung Kings, considered the founders of Vietnam.
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The 10-day event will also be a platform for the Culture and Tourism Week of Ancestral Land in the locality.

The death anniversary of the Hung Kings is commemorated on the 10th day of the third lunar month, which falls on April 29 this year, and is a national holiday. The practice of worshiping the Hung Kings in Phu Tho province was recognised by UNESCO as part of the world's intangible cultural heritage in 2012.

Ceremonies to offer incense to Lac Long Quan and Au Co - the progenitors of Vietnam as well as flower offering at the monument which features the President Ho Chi Minh talking with soldiers from the Vietnam People’s Army will be held.

In addition, an international conference on Vietnam’s tourism, culture, heritages and sustainable development, a swimming and stand-up paddle board competition, the northwest tourism fair 2023, and football and volleyball tournaments will be also organized on this occasion. /.