This marked the beginning of a series of rituals in the run-up to the death anniversary of the Hung Kings, who are believed to be the founders of the Vietnamese nation, on April 29th, the 10th day of the third lunar month this year.

At the Temple of Father Lac Long Quan and Mother Au Co, rituals were performed with the utmost respect and dignity, honoring the traditions and customs that have been passed down for generations. Delegates offered incense, flowers, and gifts as a sign of appreciation and reverence for their ancestors’ many accomplishments.

The participants also prayed for national peace, prosperity, and strong development.

The event, part of the Hung Kings Temple Festival and Culture & Tourism Week of Ancestral Land 2023, opened with a bang in Viet Tri City, Phu Tho Province, on the evening of April 21. Attendees of the grand event were treated to an array of colorful performances, traditional rituals, and other activities that showcased the unique culture and heritage of the region. Guests also had the opportunity to sample a variety of local delicacies and explore the many attractions the area has to offer. The festivities provided a wonderful opportunity to experience the rich history of the region and celebrate the spirit of the Vietnamese people.

The 10-day festival boasts a variety of activities, including the performance of intangible Vietnamese cultural heritages that have been recognized by UNESCO; an international conference focusing on Vietnamese tourism, culture, heritages, and sustainable development; a swimming and stand-up paddle board competition; the Northwest Tourism Fair 2023; and football and volleyball tournaments.