Hung Kings Temple Festival to begin April 5

Wednesday, 2014-03-26 17:03:59
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Nhan Dan Online - The 2014 Hung Kings Temple Festival is set to unfold in the northern midland province of Phu Tho from April 5-9 (lunar 6-3 - 10-3) with the participation of Bac Ninh, Quang Binh, Vinh Long, and Long An provinces.

The information was released by the Phu Tho Provincial People’s Committee and the Ministry of Information and Communications at a press conference in Hanoi on March 26.

The event will feature the offering of incense on April 5 to Lac Long Quan and Au Co, the nation’s legendary father and mother, and again on April 9 to commemorate the Hung Kings.

A series of cultural events - including an artistic performance, contests in making banh chung (square glutinous rice cake) and banh day (round glutinous rice cake), and various exhibitions - has also been scheduled during the main festival.

VTV Online/Translated by Nhan Dan Online