|Drum performance at the ceremony (Source: VNA)|
The ceremony featured various traditional rituals, including a palanquin procession staged by over 400 people, along with a dragon dance and a drum performance.
At the ceremony, Pham Tu, Deputy Director of the Center for Research and Preservation of Vietnamese Cultural Faiths, said “The Vietnamese tradition during the Lunar New Year Festival or Tet is to remember the achievements of our ancestors and national heroes. We should revive that tradition for the next generation.”
Nguyen Thi Duc, a resident in Hanoi, said she usually offers incense at the Thang Long Imperial Citadel in the beginning of spring.
“I came here to pay tribute to the merits of former Kings. I also pray for national peace and prosperity as well as good health and happiness for all people”, said Ms Duc.