Incense offering ceremony held to commemorate the nation’s Founding Father Lac Long Quan (09:00 11/04/2019)
The event saw the attendance of Politburo member Hoang Trung Hai, Secretary of the Municipal Party Committee; Ngo Thi Thanh Hang, member of the Party Central Committee, Permanent Deputy Secretary of the Municipal Party Committee; Nguyen Lan Huong, Head of the Municipal Party Committee’s Commission for Mass Mobilization and Chairwoman of the Municipal Fatherland Front Committee; Vu Duc Bao, Head of the Municipal Party Committee’s Commission for Organization; Phung Thi Hong Ha, Vice Chairwoman of the Municipal People’s Council; and Ngo Van Quy, Vice Chairman of the Municipal People’s Committee.
At the temple of Noi Binh Da, delegates along with local residents offered incense to commemorate Great Fouding Father Lac Long Quan.
Many cultural activities held in the opening ceremony of Binh Da festival.
Binh Da festival is organized annually at the Noi (Inner) temple (worshiping legendary founder of the nation Lac Long Quan) and the Ngoai (outer) temple (worshiping Linh Lang Dai Vuong) from the fourth to the sixth day of the third lunar month.
Ahead of the festival, many traditional rituals were held, such as ritual processions, drum performances, dragon dances and folk games, among others which attracted a wide audience.
Art performances at the festival.
According to Chairwoman of the district People’s Committee Le Thi Ha, in addition to the festival, Thanh Oai has rich potential for tourism, with 266 relic sites, including 68 national monuments, and 51 traditional craft villages, namely, Chuong conical hat village, Tan Uoc sausage making village, among others.
The festival is an opportunity for the district to promote its unique culture to domestic and international friends.