Ngoc Hoi-Dong Da victory celebrated

February 24, 2015 | 08:58
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Thousands of people on Monday flocked to Dong Da Park in Ha Noi to celebrate the 226th anniversary of Ngoc Hoi-Dong Da victory led by national hero Nguyen Hue over Qing invaders.
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In the Spring of 1789, Nguyen Hue, who was later proclaimed Emperor Quang Trung, launched a surprise attack and defeated more than 29,000 Qing soldiers during a battle on the fifth day of the Lunar New Year to liberate Thang Long (Ha Noi now).

The victory of Ngoc Hoi-Dong Da went down into the nation’s history as an immortal epic of the struggle for national construction and defence.

The festival included incense offering ceremony, palanquin procession and a range of artistic performances in memory of King Quang Trung-Nguyen Hue and Tay Son soldiers.

The event aims to pay tributes to national hero Nguyen Hue and and educate patriotic and combat traditions to young generations.


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