Symposium spotlights Hung Kings worship rituals

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The Hanoitimes - A symposium entitled ‘Hung Kings worship rituals – The Confluence of spiritual culture and national great unity of the Vietnamese people’ was held in the ancestral land of Phu Tho.

The Hanoitimes - A symposium entitled ‘Hung Kings worship rituals – The Confluence of spiritual culture and national great unity of the Vietnamese people’ was held in the ancestral land of Phu Tho.

Researchers, scientists and historians highlighted the significance, vitality and pervasiveness of ancestor worship rituals throughout Vietnamese people’s spiritual lives.

They also mentioned the dossier about the rituals being prepared to submit to UNESCO and discussed some UNESCO suggestions for completing the dossier, including clarifying the connection between the community and the State and respective representation, as well as cultural diversification and the tangible and intangible value of the cultural tradition.

Also o­n March 26, the city’ Party Committee, People’s Council, People’s Committee and Father Front of Viet Tri city held an incense offering ceremony in commemoration of Hung Kings, praying for peace and prosperity for the country at the Hung Kings temple historic site.

The sixth International Artistic Photography Exhibition opened o­n the same day in Viet Tri city o­n the occasion of the upcoming Hung Kings’ anniversary and the 2012 Hung Kings temple festival. The exhibition features 542 pictures taken by 354 photographers from 38 countries and territories around the world, including more than 304 photos by 220 Vietnamese artists.

The exhibition, the largest of its kind to be held in the province, aims to encourage photographers to exchange experiences and introduce visitors to different cultural identities. The show, held jointly by the Vietnam Association of Photographic Artists and the Phu Tho provincial Culture and Arts Association, will last through April 2.

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