|The opening ceremony of the Lam Kinh Festival on Monday featured an act depicting the coronation of Le Loi in 1428. – VNA/VNS Photo
THANH HOA (VNS) — Thousands of people have reached the historical site of Lam Kinh in Tho Xuan District in the central province of Thanh Hoa to participate in the annual Lam Kinh Festival.
The cultural event is celebrating the 596th anniversary of the Lam Son Uprising.
The festival, which started on Monday, is also commemorating national hero Le Loi who died 581 years ago. Le Loi led the nine-year-long Lam Son uprising (1418-27) against the Ming rule.
A ritual ceremony featuring playing of drums and offering of a joss stick opened the event, after stunning acts replicated the glorious uprising and the coronation of Le Loi in 1428.
Visitors to the festival can learn more about the historical period at an exhibition of photos, objects and publications about the Lam Son Uprising and Le Loi.
The festival's agenda also includes several other activities such as traditional games and folk music performances.
The festival ends today. – VNS