An exclusively royal ritual conducted through hundreds of years during the feudal regime was resurrected for the fourth time in the former capital of Hue on March 20.

The ritual, Le Te Xa Tac (Worshipping the Genies of Earth and Crop), is one of the most important rituals performed by kings under successive feudal dynasties to pray for peace and good harvest.

Performed on the Xa Tac Worship Platform, the event included all worship rituals such as a royal procession of elephants and horses, and a worship ceremony which attracted the participation of 550 artists.

Phung Phu, Director of the Hue Monuments Conservation Centre, said that the restoration of the worship rituals aimed to honour the traditional cultural values of the nation, the performance space of royal music forms such as Nha Nhac (royal court music) and royal dancing, as well as the beauty of the ritual culture and traditional costumes of the Hue imperial palace.

The Xa Tac Worship Platform was built in 1806 under the reign of King Gia Long (the first king of the Nguyen dynasty). At present, the restoration of the platform has been implemented./.