Hung Kings’ death anniversary commemorated

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Phu Tho province has made preparations for this year’s festival to commemorate the death anniversary of the Hung Kings, as well as preserving the local areas tangible and intangible heritage.

Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan offering incense to the Hung Kings at their temple
Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan made this statement during her working visit to Phu Tho province on April 6.

She also offered incense in commemoration of the nation’s ancestors at their temple.

Nguyen Doan Khanh, a member of the Party Central Committee and Secretary of the Phu Tho provincial Party Committee, briefed the vice president about the province’s socio-economic situation and informed her about the process of compiling information on ‘Hat Xoan Phu Tho’ , the traditional folk singing of the province, and the worship rituals dedicated to the Hung Kings which have been prepared to seek UNESCO’s recognition of them as aspects of intangible cultural heritage.

On the same day, over 300 enterprises from across the country took part in a gathering to show their gratitude to the ancestral lands and their ‘back to roots’ spirit.

Speaking at the event, Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan said that Vietnamese enterprises have made significant contributions to socio-economic development, the elimination of hunger, poverty reduction and social security in the country. She hoped that they would continue their investment and co-operation in the province to further the development of the local area.

Earlier in the day, a display entitled ‘Sentiments of the Whole People and International Friends towards the Hung Kings’ was held at the Hung Kings museum. Works on display included 40 historical objects, 37 paintings and 17 bronze drums, presented by collectives and individuals at home and abroad to celebrate the death anniversary of the Hung Kings and the Hung Kings Temple Festival.

A huge ceramic painting was unveiled at the Hung Kings Temple National Historical Site. Themed ‘Festivals in the Ancestral Lands’, the scene comprises 1,400 ceramic pieces produced in Bat Trang pottery village in Gia Lam district, Hanoi. The painting is 72 metres long and 9.9 metres high and cost VND 24 billion.
(Source: Nhan Dan)

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