The Lam Kinh Festival kicked off at the Lam Kinh special national relic site in Xuan Lam commune, Tho Xuan district in the central province of Thanh Hoa on the morning of September 17.
A performance at the opening ceremony of the festival (Photo: Thanh Hoa Newspaper)
This year’s festival aims to mark the 604th anniversary of the Lam Son Uprising, the 594th anniversary of King Le Thai To’s coronation, and the 589th death anniversary of national hero Le Loi.
The festival opened with a palanquin procession, and then an incense offering and delivery of speeches, honouring the merits and services of King Le Thai To and Lam Son soldiers.
The opening ceremony also featured art performances recalling the fight led by national hero Le Loi against Chinese Ming invaders, to protect the country’s sovereignty.
Built in 1433, the Lam Kinh is the worshipping place of Kings of the Le dynasty and national hero Le Loi, who led the Lam Son uprising to fight the Chinese Ming invaders during the 15th century and became the first King of the later Le dynasty (1427-1789) with the title of Le Thai To in 1428.
It was recognised as a national historic relic site in 1962.