On the occasion of the anniversary of Hung Kings- the founders of the nation, an online ceremony will take place on April 10 or the 10th day of the third lunar month.
The event is held in both online and offline formats, at https://www.facebook.com/quoctovietnamtoancau, and be broadcast on such TV channels as Hung King TV Global, HITV and Future Now.
|The event will feature rituals, art performances and a ceremony to honour outstanding Vietnamese abroad. Photo: Bao Dan toc
It is the initiative of the overseas Vietnamese who are scientists and intellectuals from seven countries, with the aim of connecting Vietnamese people and international friends in an effort to preserve the intangible cultural heritage of humanity and the worship rituals dedicated to Hung Kings.
The event will feature rituals, art performances and a ceremony to honour outstanding Vietnamese abroad.
Being one of the most important holidays in Vietnam, Hung Kings Anniversary is observed to remember and pay tribute to the Hung Kings who are the legendary founding fathers and first sovereigns of the nation. The festival began as a local holiday, but has become recognized as a national holiday since 2007.
According to local historians, the Hung Kings time was an important period in Vietnamese history. It created the basis for the Vietnamese culture and patriotism.
Vietnamese people believe that they were all born from the same mother Au Co’s magical egg. All Vietnamese people descend from a common ancestor.
This celebration is a reminder of how important solidarity and unity is to this country, the event organizers said.