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Hung Kings Commemoration Day – Vietnams Long-held Tradition [Video]

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On the day, many Vietnamese from all walks of life take a pilgrimage to the land of their ancestors in Viet Tri city, Phu Tho province.

The festival features a wide array of folk activities, including a procession that offers incense, flowers, “banh chung” (square glutinous rice cake), and “banh giay” (a round sticky rice cake), which are related to Prince Lang Lieu and the perception of Sky and Earth of the ancestors.

The Hung Kings’ Commemoration Day is viewed as a celebration of great importance among Vietnamese citizens. It also acts as a symbol of cultural value, great solidarity, and a sense of gratitude and worship towards the ancestors.

Historical files and figures from researchers show that Vietnam is home to 1,417 places of worship dedicated to the Hung Kings and related figures. Phu Tho alone has 183, but of these 61 relic sites have been lost.

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