The province has made thorough plans on firefighting, rescue and trafficcontrol while installing camera systems at the Hung Kings Temple Relic Site,major streets and key areas in Viet Tri city.
Inspection teams will be establishedfor regular checks, while a hotline active around the clock will be set up toreceive feedback. Local shop owners have also committed to not overchargingvisitors.
Various activities will take place during the festival, such as a street festivaland art programme in Viet Tri city, with the participation of nearly 2,000local residents of 23 communes and districts, along with cultural concerts anda swimming competition.
In addition, there will be a numberof exhibitions featuring photos and items on Hung King worshipping rituals, aswell as performances of xoan singing, in a bid to make it recognised as anintangible cultural heritage of the world.
A highlight of the event is a five-day book festival, which will include book signingevents, meetings with authors and book donation for schools and libraries in theremote and mountainous areas.
Visitors to the festival will be able to experience procedures to makehandicraft products and traditional dishes of each locality, thus boostinginvestment in tourism and creating favourable conditions for conservingnational culture.
The Hung Kings founded the first nation in the history of Vietnam,called Van Lang, in Phong Chau (now Phu Tho province). Ruling the countrythrough 18 generations (2879–258 BC), the Hung Kings taught locals how to growwet rice. They chose Nghia Linh Mountain, the highest in the region, to performrituals devoted to rice and sun deities to pray for lush crops.
To honour their great contributions, a complex of temples dedicated tothem was built on Nghia Linh Mountain, and the tenth day of the third lunarmonth serves as the national commemorative anniversary for the kings.
The worshipping rituals of the Hung Kings was recognised as UNESCOIntangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2012.-VNA