Hanoi marks the 228th anniversary of Ngoc Hoi-Dong Da victory

A thurification marking the 228th anniversary of Ngoc Hoi-Dong Da Victory was held at the Go Dong Da Festival in Hanoi on February 1 (on the 5th day of the first lunar month) with the attendance of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (C) attends the thurification marking the 228th anniversary of Ngoc Hoi-Dong Da Victory in Hanoi.

In the early spring of 1789, Nguyen Hue – who was later proclaimed Emperor Quang Trung led his Tay Son troop to launch a surprise attack and defeated more than 29,000 invading soldiers in a battle on the fifth day of the Lunar New Year.

The victory of Ngoc Hoi-Dong Da is known as one of the nation’s most remarkable and remembered historical moments.

The festival included incense offering ceremony, palanquin procession and a range of artistic performances in memory of King Quang Trung-Nguyen Hue and Tay Son soldiers.

Some photos of the ceremony:








By Mai An , La Anh – Translated by Kim Khanh

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