Ceremony to honor Hoang Sa Fleet to be reinstated

A troop banquet ceremony honoring the Hoang Sa Fleet which patrols Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) Archipelagoes on Ly Son Island in the central province of Quang Ngai will be revived in Hanoi this November.

A procession taking tablets of soldiers to the An Vinh Communal House on Ly Son Island (Photo: Sggp)

The annual event is an age-old cultural belief of the people on the islands that also pays tribute to the ancient army of Paracel and Spratly, who devoted their lives to the country.

The ritual is part of the activities in the framework of ‘Week of National Unity-Vietnam Cultural Heritage’ to take place in Son Tay Town in Hanoi this November.

The Cultural Week will mark the 83rd anniversary of Vietnam National United Front on November 18, the Vietnamese Cultural Heritage Day on November 23, and the inauguration of the Khmer Pagoda Complex in the Tourism and Culture Village of Vietnamese Ethnic Minority Groups.

By Vinh Xuan – Translated by Kim Khanh

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