Due to the complicated situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Tran Temple Festival, which was planned for yesterday, could not be organised.

Accordingly, the incense offering ceremony was conducted by the management board of the Tran Temple special national relict site, in Thai Binh province, not featuring the participation of guests, but included the provincial and district leaders.

However, the temple is not closed, so visitors and locals can still visit and offer incense to honour the Tran King, in accordance with the regulations in epidemic prevention and control.

The annual festival, which takes place from the 13th to 18th days of the first lunar month, preserves many unique cultural features, including making dishes from fish in Tam Duong, Duong Xa and Van Dai villages.

The Tran Temple in Thai Binh province is home to 23 cultural and historical relic sites, which are dedicated to the first three emperors, as well as other important figures of the Tran Dynasty.

The Tran Temple Festival in Thai Binh province, was recognised as a national intangible cultural heritage in 2014. Meanwhile, the relic site of the temple and tombs of Tran Kings, was recognised as a national special relic in 2015.