The Vietnam Institute of Culture and Arts Studies will coordinate with the northern province of Phu Tho to introduce and popularize the Hung Kings worship rituals during the Hung Kings death anniversary 2012.
Accordingly, traditional worship rituals dedicated to the nation’s legendary father and mother, Lac Long Quan and Au Co, as well as the Hung Kings will be introduced through art performances, seminars and exhibitions.
During the Hung Kings death anniversary 2012, the institute aims to continue completing the dossier on worship rituals dedicated to the Hung Kings to seek recognition as a World Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
According to Ha Ke San, Vice Chairman of the Phu Tho provincial People’s Committee, the five-day festival starting March 27th (the fifth day of the third lunar month) will be combined with tourism programmes promoting the homeland of the nation’s legendary founders, the Hung Kings, in Phu Tho province.
The event will also honour Xoan singing, the ceremonial singing style originating in Phu Tho recently recognised by UNESCO as a world intangible cultural heritage in need of urgent protection.