Various events to celebrate Hung Kings’ death anniversary

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The Hung Temple Festival 2010 and the celebration of the death anniversary of the Hung Kings will be hosted at Hung Temple in Phu Tho Province from April 14 to 23 with a wide range of activities featuring national characters and typical cultural features of each region.

The festival will coincide with the 7th culture, sports and tourism festival for north-eastern provinces at the Hung Temple Complex from April 14 to 17 with the participation of Phu Tho, Cao Bang, Lang Son, Bac Kan, Quang Ninh, Bac Giang, Thai Nguyen, Ha Giang and Tuyen Quang. Tourists will see exhibitions on craft products, Vietnamese calligraphy performances and flower lanterns released on Khuon Muoi Lake and Bach Hac River.

The main activity will be an incense burning ritual to worship the Hung Kings on April 23. The festivals will also mark the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi so there will be music, dance shows and outdoor photo exhibitions from April 14 to 28. There will be a boat race on the Lo River on April 22, banh chung and banh giay (glutinous rice cake) making contests on April 19 and a fireworks display in Viet Tri City at 10 p.m. on April 22.

Another festival will take place in Phu Tho to boost cooperation in tourism between Phu Tho, Yen Bai and Lao Cai provinces and to promote the tourism potentialities of the three provinces via photo exhibitions.