Pho Hien folk cultural festival takes place in Hung Yen

(VOVWORLD) - The Pho Hien Folk Cultural Festival opened in Hung Yen province on Saturday.
Pho Hien folk cultural festival takes place in Hung Yen - ảnh 1A palanquin procession in the Pho Hien Folk Cultural Festival (Source: 

The festival is the largest cultural event in the province this year, in response to the 2018 National Tourism Year Ha Long - Quang Ninh. During the festival, a series of activities will be organised, including traditional rituals, lion dance festivals, a palanquin procession, folk games, singing contests and an exhibition. The cultural activities will re-enact images of Pho Hien in the 16th and 17th centuries, where it was once a bustling commercial port on the Red River. An area introducing local specialties such as longan, lotus seed, honey, frankincense and silver jewellery, will be set up at the event. Pho Hien was second only to the Imperial capital city of Thang Long as a trading point in Vietnam. It was well-known among foreign traders, especially those from the Netherlands, Japan, Spain, Portugal and China.

The Pho Hien Folk Cultural Festival takes place in the Pho Hien relic complex in the third lunar month every year. It features traditional rituals, games and art performances, and culinary art, bringing alive the history, spirituality and culture of the land.