Thousands flock to Lam Kinh Festival

Monday, 2018-10-01 17:08:20
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NDO – Visitors from across the country are heading to the 2018 Lam Kinh festival, which takes place from October 1-2 at the Lam Kinh Historic Site Complex, in Tho Xuan district, Thanh Hoa province.

This year’s festival commemorates the 600th anniversary of the Lam Son Uprising, the 590th anniversary of King Le Thai To’s coronation and the 585th anniversary of national hero Le Loi’s death.

An anniversary ceremony took place on October 1 at the ancient courtyard inside the Lam Kinh Historic Site Complex. The ceremony included a palanquin procession and a traditional-style worshiping ceremony.

The event also will host art shows under the theme ‘Long Lives Lam Son Spirit’, which features the tradition of fighting against the Chinese Ming invaders to protect the country’s sovereignty, folk music and games.

During the festival, the city will host various cultural, sporting and tourism activities, such as a fair of Le family businesses, a contest on studying the traditions of the Le Family, an art contest among theLe descendants, a conference on Hero Le Loi and the Thanh Hoa people in the beginning of the Lam San Uprising and a table tennis tournament.

Lam Kinh is known in historical documents as a land associated with the career of national hero Le Loi, the leader of the Lam Son Uprising over 10 years against the northern invaders (1418-1428).