|A festical drum performance of Hai Duong Cheo Theater (photo: baodantoc.vn)
Nguyen Van Cuong, deputy head of the Con Son-Kiep Bac Management Board, said: “The highlights of the festival are the ceremony to commemorate the 689th death anniversary of Huyen Quang, the 3rd progenitor of the Truc Lam Zen Buddhism sect and the worship of Heaven and Earth on the Ngu Nhac Mountain. The organizing board will welcome delegations from South Korea and Japan. A culture and tourism fair will be held to market specialties of Hai Duong province.”
|People play phao dat, clay firecracker at the festival (photo: VOV)
The Con Son – Kiep Bac was recognised as a national heritage site in 1962 and a special national heritage site in 2012. In 2013, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism named the Spring Festival in Con Son Pagoda and the Autumn Festival in Kiep Bac Temple as national intangible cultural heritages.
Currently, Hai Duong, Quang Ninh and Bac Giang provinces are working together to promote the value of the Con Son-Kiep Bac special national relic site, and finalising dossiers for the Yen Tu-Vinh Nghiem-Con Son-Kiep Bac landscape and relic complex to seek for UNESCO recognition as a world heritage site.