A total of 88 delegations of Ly descendants both at home and abroad attended the Do Temple Festival in Dinh Bang ward, Tu Son town in the northern province of Bac Ninh on April 17, which falls on the 15 th of the third lunar month.

The 15 th day of the third lunar month 1001 years ago was the day Ly Cong Uan come to the throne. Later generations chose the day as the common festival to pay homage to the kings of the Ly Dynasty (1009-1225).

The three-day festival, starting from April 16, opened with a palanquin procession participated by thousands of people in traditional uniforms.

Within the framework of the event, there will be a wide range of cultural and sports activities, including love duet and classical drama performances, poetry exchange, chess playing and volleyball competitions.

Visitors also had the chance to enjoy a bonsai exhibition, economic and handicraft fairs, fireworks displays on April 17 and 18. /.