Incense offering ceremony in honor of King Ngo Quyen (17:39 20/04/2019)


HNP - The Hanoi authority on April 20 held an incense offering ceremony at the Ngo Quyen Temple (Cam Lam Village, Duong Lam Commune, Son Tay Town) to celebrate the 1,080th anniversary of King Ngo Quyen’s enthronement  in Co Loa Citadel (in 939), now in Dong Anh District, Hanoi.


Leaders of Hanoi offer incense to commemorate King Ngo Quyen.


The event saw the attendance of Hoang Trung Hai, Politburo member, Secretary of the Municipal Party Committee; Nguyen Thi Bich Ngoc, Deputy Secretary of the Municipal Party Committee, Chairwoman of the Municipal People’s Council; Nguyen Van Phong, Head of the Municipal Party Committee’s Commission for Communication and Education; Nguyen Lan Huong, Head of the Municipal Party Committee’s Commission for Mass Mobilization, Chairwoman of the Municipal Fatherland Front Committee; Nguyen Thi Tuyen, Chairwoman of the Municipal Confederation of Labor; Ngo Van Quy, Vice Chairman of the Municipal People’s Committee, among others.
 
At the ceremony, delegates offered incense to pay tribute to King Ngo Quyen, the first king of the Ngo dynasty (939–965). 
 
Delegates offer incense at the Ngo Quyen Mausoleum.
 
Ngo Quyen (897-944) was born and raised in Cam Lam Village, Duong Lam Commune, Son Tay Town, Hanoi.
 
In 938, he defeated the Chinese southern Han troops in a naval battle in Bach Dang River (now in the northern province of Quang Ninh), which officially ended a 1,000-year under the Chinese domination, opening up a long  period of independence for the country.
 
The Bach Dang victory is a brilliant milestone ending 1,000-year period when Vietnam was occupied by Chinese power, and opening a new era in national history - the era of development, independence and autonomy in the country of Vietnam.
 
In 939, Ngo Quyen brought about a new period of independence of the country.

By Tran Huong


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