Hung Kings Festival 2019 underway in Phu Tho

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(VOVWORLD) - The death anniversary of the Hung Kings, founders of the Vietnamese nation, and the Hung Kings Festival are underway in Phu Tho province, which is dubbed as the ancestors’ land. 

Hung Kings Festival 2019 underway in Phu Tho - ảnh 1The traditional boat race on Lo River attracts crowds of visitors (Photo: VNA)

Saturday’s traditional boat race on Lo River promotes Vietnam’s folk culture and prepares to be registered as national intangible cultural heritage.

On Friday night, 1,400 artists and people joined a street parade which enlivened  Hung Kings’ Square in Viet Tri city, reminding people of their roots and praising the beauty of the ancestors’ land. Nguyen Dac Thuy, Director of Phu Tho provincial Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, said: “Through the street parade, we want to show the richness of the Vietnamese nation’s folklore and performing arts associated with the worship of the Hung Kings, thus promoting national solidarity.”

Hung Kings Festival 2019 underway in Phu Tho - ảnh 2 A model of the Hung King  by Hy Cuong commune joins the street parade  (Photo:

During the Hung Kings’ Festival this weekend, there is a photo exhibition, featuring art works by painters from Phu Tho and the Republic of Korea. Do Quoc Long, Chairman of the Phu Tho provincial Association of Arts and Literature, said: “This exhibition aims to strengthen the cultural relations with the Republic of Korea. Vietnamese culture is introduced to the Koreans and vice versa.”