The Hung Temple is located on Nghia Linh Mountain, Hy Lang Commune, Phong Chau District, Phu Tho Province. Every year, this national festival is held to worship the Hung Kings, who were instrumental in founding the nation.
The festival lasts for three days from the ninth to the eleventh of the third lunar month. This year, the event will begin on April 12th.The worship service is held on the tenth day and start with a flower ceremony attended by state representatives. Held in Thuong Temple, where the Hung Kings once worshiped deities, the ceremony consists of a lavish five-fruit feast. Cakes and glutinous rice dumpling are also served to remind people of the Lang Lieu Legend about the eighteenth Hung King who invented these cakes and the merit of the Hung Kings who taught people to grow rice.
Images of deities are carried in a parade, as is a procession chair. There is also an elephant march. These marches pass through Tien Cuong, Hy Cuong, Phuong Giao, and Co Tich Villages. The processions are followed by a performance of classic Xoan songs in the Thuong Temple, Ca Tru classical opera in Ha Temple, and traditional games.
The Hung Temple Festival not only attracts people from all over Vietnam and allows visitors to participate in special traditional cultural activities, but it is also a sacred trip back in time to the origins of the Vietnamese culture. This event allows participants to express their love and pride in their homeland and ancestors. These feelings are shared by all Vietnamese citizens, regardless of where they were born.