The 1,975th anniversary of an uprising against Han led by China invaders national heroines Hai Ba Trung, also known as the Trung sisters, was marked at the Hat Mon festival in Hanoi.

The festival, which took place at the Hat Mon Temple in Hat Mon commune, Phuc Tho suburban district, also remembered the 1,972nd anniversary of their death.

Local residents previously presented offerings to the national heroines on April 22 and 23.

In 40 AD, the Trung sisters staged an uprising in Me Linh, now an district to the north of Hanoi. After repelling invaders, Trung Trac became King.

Three years later, the Han army returned and defeated the Trung sisters and their army. The sisters killed themselves by jumping into the Hat river at Hat Mon.-VNA