The Tran Temple Festival in Tien Duc commune, Hung Ha district, the northern province of Thai Binh, has been recognised as a piece of national intangible cultural heritage.
Chairman of the Hung Ha People’s Committee Nguyen Hong Chuyen said that the accolade will create optimal conditions for the locality to better preserve and uphold values of the festival and heritage from the Tran dynasty (1225 – 1400), an age of affluence in Vietnam with significant triumphs against foreign invaders, outstanding socio-economic development and rich culture.
While the northern province of Nam Dinh was the first residence of the Tran founders, Hung Ha was the place where the dynasty was founded some 800 years ago.
The Tran Temple complex was also the last resting place of those founders and has been listed as a national historical and cultural site.
This year, the Tran Temple Festival is slated to last from February 12 – 17.