Vietnamese expats return for Hung Kings Festival

April 06, 2013 | 10:04
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Sixty-five Vietnamese nationals from around the world will return to the fatherland to take part in the Hung Kings Festival honouring the founders of the Vietnamese nation.

They include many upstanding personalities who have made great contributions to Vietnamese communities overseas as well as to the development of their fatherland.

The festival will take place at the Hung Kings Temple relic complex in the northern midland province of Phu Tho from April 7-15.

The delegation will offer incense to Hung Kings and their parents, and attend a ceremony to receive UNESCO recognition of the Hung Kings worshipping ritual as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

They will also visit historical sites in the northern province of Cao Bang, such as Pac Bo cave, Lenin stream, Karl Marx Mountain and Ban Gioc waterfall, and take part in a requiem for war martyrs in Thanh Son cemetery, Cao Bang province.   

The event is organised by the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs (COVA) in co-ordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


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