To Hoang Linh, Chairman of the Tuyen Quang City People's Committee beats the drum to launch the festival (Source: VNA)

Tuyen Quang (VNA) – A ceremony was held in Tuyen Quang city of the northern mountainous province of the same name on March 28 to receive a certificate recognizing the festival of Ha, Thuong and Y La Temples as national intangible cultural heritage.

The Mother Goddess palanquin procession ritual dated back a long time ago in close link with the Mother Goddess worshipping at the three temples.

The festival was revived in 2007. It takes place from the 11th day to 16th day of the second lunar month at the three temples.

The Mother Goddess palanquin procession ritual departs from the Y La Temple and the Thuong Temple, both to the Ha Temple for a joint ritual.

The Ha Temple and Thuong Temple were built in 1738 and 1767, respectively, and are dedicated to Princess Phuong Dung and Princess Ngoc Lan - Hung King’s daughters.

The festival helps promote the unique cultural value of Tuyen Quang city among domestic and international visitors.-VNA