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Con Son - Kiep Bac Festival 2015 kick off

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The Con Son-Kiep Bac festival 2015 is being held in Hai Duong province. The event takes place from the 4th to 7th of the third lunar month.

This year's festival is held to celebrate the 50th anniversary of “Uncle Ho” (president Ho Chi Minh)’s visit to Con Son (1965-2015) and commemorate 681 years of the death of Venerable Huyen Quang Ton Gia. (1334-2015).

According to the Management Board of Con Son- Kiep Bac relics, the Spring Festival 2015 include on traditional rituals: incense ceremony, Ngu Nhac Mountain ceremony, anniversary of Truc Lam Venerable Huyen Quang; ground breaking ceremony for the construction of a new temple; opening ceremony of  Spring Festival 2015 and the 50th anniversary of Uncle Ho’s visit,...

Also, within the framework of the festival taking place many cultural activities, art and unique folk games such as “banh chung” making, rice cake pounding, land artillery contest, wrestling, cockfighting, “quan ho” singing, calligraphy writing...

So far, the preparations for the festival organizing committee have been completed. The routes from Highway 18 on to the ruins are brightly decorated with the flags, banners briefing about the festival. The road to the Kiep Bac temple of 5.1 km long with a total investment of VND 700 billion was also completed for welcoming tourists.

In addition, the Management Board also coordinate with the functional units and local government in building plans to ensure safety for tourists to Con Son - Kiep Bac; strengthen inspection and strict handling of the case practice of superstition, raising prices; propagate on limiting burning votive. At the same time, the proposal of households in the area sign agreements not to rise; not organize retail currency exchange and ensure hygiene, food safety during the festival.

Hong Duong

Source: National Times
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