New Year royal rituals re-enacted at Thang Long Imperial Citadel (Photo: VNA)

These are the rituals performed by kings at the citadel every Tet.

An incense offering ceremony in memory of the ancestors was held first, followed by the “Ong Cong - Ong Tao” (Land Genie and Kitchen Gods) ritual, and then a ceremony to erect ”cay neu” (symbolic bamboo tree), an important ritual of the royal court signaling the beginning of the Tet festival.

In order to preserve and promote the value of Thang Long heritages, the centre has studied and recreated royal ceremonies on the occasion of the Tet festival./.


CPV (Source: VNA)