Ninh Binh holds Hoa Lu ancient captial festival
Hoa Ly District in the northern province of Ninh Binh held the ancient capital of Hoa Lu (first capital of Vietnam’s feudal era from 968 to 1010) festival on Tuesday, attracting many locals and tourists, the Vietnam News Agency reports.
|Drum performance to launch the Hoa Lu ancient capital festival - Photo: TTXVN|
From early morning, people flocked to Truong Yen Commune to worship the historical relics of the Le and Dinh dynasties. Dam Viet Nhi, chairman of the district’s People’s Committee, said that this was the largest and most important festival of the province to honor the merit of the Le and Dinh dynasties for founding the country.
A local said: “I join the festival every year because this is a chance not to pray for help from the gods and goddesses but to play many jolly folk games.”
The festival will last until tomorrow and feature lion and unicorn dances, camping, a fruit arrangement contest, wrestling, a rice cooking contest, a tug of war, a sword performance and an exhibition on the ancient capital.