Phu Tho province commemorates nation’s legendary ancestors

Wednesday, 2019-04-10 16:42:11
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A ritual to commemorate Lac Long Quan (Photo: Ngoc Long)
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NDO - The leaders of Phu Tho province held a ceremony on April 10 to commemorate Lac Long Quan and his wife Au Co, the father and mother of the first Hung King, Vietnam’s legendary founder.

At the Lac Long Quan Temple, local leaders made offerings of incense, flowers and food to the nation’s legendary ancestor, who was credited with laying the foundation for the formation of Vietnam.

The officials pledged to preserve national unity and build a stronger nation.

Offerings were also made at the Au Co Temple to remember the mythical mother who gave birth to the Vietnamese people.

Legend has it that Lac Long Quan married Au Co, who gave birth to a sack of 100 eggs which later hatched into 100 sons.

Lac Long Quan took 50 sons to the sea and Au Co took 49 to the mountains to expand the territory, while the eldest son was crowned the first Hung King, who named the country Van Lang and established the capital in Phong Chau, present-day Phu Tho.