Vice Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Vu Van Son presents five types of cereals including corn, rice, bean, peanuts and millet to participants (Source: VNA)

Hai Duong (VNA) - A heaven-earth sacrificing ritual was held on March 4 at Ngu Nhac Mountain in Con Son – Kiep Bac special national relic site in the northern province of Hai Duong.

The activity, which was part of the Con Son – Kiep Bac Spring Festival 2018, takes place annually on the 17th day of the first lunar month with the aim of praying for peace, prosperity, development and bumper crops.

After the ceremony, local authorities presented five types of cereals including corn, rice, bean, peanuts and millet to participants.

Ngu Nhac Mountain, located in Le Loi commune, Chi Linh district, consists of five sacred peaks stretching over 4 km. Five shrines were built on top of the peaks, namely Bac Nhac (North), Trung Nhac (Middle), Dong Nhac (East), Tay Nhac (West) and Nam Nhac (South) to worship the gods of five directions.

The Con Son-Kiep Bac complex was listed as a national relic in 1962 and as special national relic in 2012. The festival was recognised as a national intangible heritage in 2013.

The complex is among more than 3,400 national relics. Of these more than 1,000 are communal houses, nearly 800 pagodas and around 600 temples.-VNA