Thousands gathered in the northern province of Viet Tri on April 12 for a grand procession to commemorate Hung Kings, the legendary founders of the nation. Thousands gather in Viet Tri city, the northern province of Vinh Phuc, April 12 for a grand procession to honour the Hung Kings, the legendary founders of the nation In celebration of the festival, a range of activities showcase local culture for tourists Each procession was led by dancers, followed by a group carrying national and festive flags and another group playing ritual drums and gongs and other traditional instruments According to Vietnamese legend, the 18 Hung Kings ruled during the first period of Vietnamese history, from 2879-258 BC The worshipping rituals of the Hung Kings are closely related to the ancestor worshipping tradition of most Vietnamese families, which forms an important part of people’s spiritual lives The ritual of worshipping Hung Kings was recognised as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2012 Vietnam Ancestral Global Day to be celebrated in three continents On the occasion of the Hung Kings Temple Festival, which falls on April 14 this year (the 10th day of the third month in lunar calendar), the second “Vietnam… Read full this story
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