A wide range of cultural and sport activities will be held in the northern province of Phu Tho to mark the Hung Kings’ death anniversary and the Hung Temple Festival in 2010.
This was announced at a meeting held in Hanoi on March 10 by the organizing board of these significant events.
According to the Prime Minister’s decision, the celebration of Hung Kings’ death in 2010 will last 10 days, from April 14-23. The incense offering ceremony will take place on April 23 (the 10th day of the 3rd lunar month). Other activities, including art performances, exhibitions and folk games, will he held in the Hung Temple complex and surrounding areas.
Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Hoang Tuan Anh, who is also Deputy Head of the organizing board, asked functional agencies and local authorities to make thorough preparations to commemorate the Hung Kings’ death anniversary and successfully organise the Hung Temple Festival. “Special attention must be paid to ensuring a clean and safe environment, good traffic order and social security”, he said. “Art troupes should also prepare their performance programmes carefully, with a focus on highlighting traditional cultural values”.
During the Hung Temple Festival, the 7th Culture, Sports and Tourism Festival for Ethnic Groups in the Northeastern Region will also take place together with an art programme entitled “Van Lang-Thang Long-Hanoi Capital – thousand-year old history”.