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Binh Thuan solemnly held a festi

Binh Thuan solemnly held a festival to commemorate Hung Kings’ Death Anniversary

BTO- A festival to mark the Hung King’s death anniversary was solemnly held at the Hung Kings’ Temple in Lien Huong townlet-Tuy Phong district- Binh Thuan province on the morning of April 21 (the 10th day of the third lunar month).

Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Duong Van An

The event had the attendance of Mr. Duong Van An- a member of the Party Central Committee, Secretary of the provincial Party Committee (host). Mr. Nguyen Hoai Anh-alternate member of the Party Central Committee, deputy secretary of the provincial Party Committee cum Chairman of the provincial People’s Council, Mr. Le Tuan Phong-deputy Secretary of the provincial Party Committee cum Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, Mr. Nguyen Duc Hoa-vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee. Mrs. Bo Thi Xuan Linh-Chairwoman of the provincial Committee of Vietnam Fatherland Front, representative leaders of departments, organizations, armed forces, leaders and officials of Tuy Phong districts, Tanh Linh and Duc Linh districts.

The Hung Kings Memorial Day (the 10th day of the third lunar month) is one of the public holidays in Vietnam. Apart from a national ceremony held in the Hung Kings’s Temple in Viet Tri city, the northern province of Phu Tho, this traditional festival is observed nationwide. The ceremony includes many worship rituals, processions, the offerings of fruits, Banh Chung (square glutinous rice cakes) and Banh day (round glutinous rice cake), and folk music performance. The worshipping ritual of Hung Kings was recognized as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2012.

This year, the festival in Binh Thuan had the contributions of the Tanh Linh and Duc Linh districts.

Translated by Phuong Lan (Source: Binh Thuan Online)

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