The Dong Da festival
opened in Hanoi on February 9 or the fifth day of the Lunar New Year, marking
the 230th anniversary of Ngoc Hoi – Dong Da victory over the Chinese Qing
As part of the
festival, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc offered incense at a ceremony on the
morming of February 9 to celebrate the victory.
Dong Da mound in
Hanoi’s inner district of the same name, where corpses of Qing invaders were
buried, stands as a symbol of the long-lasting tradition of patriotism of the
Vietnamese people and the Prime Minister issued a decision on December 4, 2018,
recognizing it as a special national relic.
At this year’s
ceremony, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc handed a certificate on this effect to
representatives of the city and the district.-VNA
(Please see clip below)