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|The Tran Temple Festival opened at the special national historical complex of the Tran Kings’ shrines and tombs in Tien Duc commune, Hung Ha district, the northern province of Thai Binh, on February 17 night (the 13th day of the first lunar month). (Photo: VNA)|
The six-day festival aims to honour the Tran Dynasty (1225-1440), with many traditional rituals and cultural activities to be held.
In his opening speech, Chairman of the Hung Ha district People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Tuyen recalled the development of the Tran Dynasty and highlighted the significance of the event.
The Tran Temple Festival was recognised as national intangible heritage in 2014, while the historical complex of the Tran Kings’ shrines and tombs received special national relic status in 2015.
The Tran Dynasty repelled the Yuan-Mongols on three occasions, making it one of the greatest periods in the Vietnamese history.
Thai Binh is the birthplace of the Tran Kings, and the neighbouring province of Nam Dinh their first residential area. A spring festival is also held at the Tran temple complex in Nam Dinh in the first lunar month every year.