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Bach Dang traditional festival features unique cultural values

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The traditional festival of Bach Dang was held at Tran Hung Dao temple - Vua Ba shrine in Quang Yen town to mark the 1086th (938-2024), 1043rd (981-2024) and 7346th (1288-2024) anniversaries of the Bach Dang Victories. 

There was be a procession of the Tran Hung Dao statue along the road from Tran Hung Dao Temple and Vua Ba Shrine to Yen Giang Communal House

The opening ceremony held on April 14 included an incense offering ritual to recalling the glorious victories of the Tran dynasty in the fights against foreign invaders on the historic river of Bach Dang. 

After that, there was be a procession of the Tran Hung Dao statue along the road from Tran Hung Dao Temple and Vua Ba Shrine to Yen Giang Communal House, forming a large procession stretching across the streets of Quang Yen town. 

During the three-day event, local people and visitors have experienced interesting activities such as a calligraphy exhibition at Bach Dang Special National Monument Center, an OCOP trade fair, folk music performances, folk games, etc. 

Located in the marshy zone of Yen Giang Commune, Quang Yen Town, Quang Ninh Province, Bach Dang heritage site was officially recognized as one of Vietnam’s historic vestiges on March 22, 1988; the 700th anniversary of a great victory at Bach Dang against Mongol invaders. 

The well-known battle on the Bach Dang River in 1288 under the leadership of General Tran Hung Dao was a glorious victory, which marked in the Vietnamese history against the invaders. It was an evidence of the glorious feat of arms and force of 7,000,000kg rice food led by Truong Van who went to Thang Long by road and water way.

The opening ceremony
Local people take part in the procession ritual.
The procession of the statue of General Tran Hung Dao from Tran Hung Dao temple to Yen Giang Communal House.

The elderly took part in the procession.
School children also excitedly took part in the procession.
Local people brought their banquets while joining the procession.

People eagerly crawled under the palanquin to process the statue of General Tran Hung Dao with the desire for good and happy things.
Thousands of people participated in the procession.
The traditional Bach Dang festival organized annually is an occasion for the local people to pay tribute to the merits of the predecessors who laid down their lives to defend the sacred sovereignty of the country.

By Nguyen Dung