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Activities mark Ngoc Hoi-Dong Da Victory
  • | VOV | February 15, 2013 10:05 AM
Thousands of locals and visitors have attended a festival in Hanoi’s Dong Da Park marking the 224th anniversary of the Ngoc Hoi-Dong Da Victory on February 14.
The festival opened with offerings and incense in memory of King Quang Trung-Nguyen Hue and the Tay Son soldiers.

A series of cultural, artistic, and sporting activities—including martial art performances—took place during the day (the fifth of the first lunar month).

Residents in central Binh Dinh province, King Quang Trung’s homeland, gathered at Quang Trung Museum a day earlier and offered incense to commemorate his merits.

In the early spring of 1789, Nguyen Hue, who was later proclaimed Emperor Quang Trung, led his guerrilla forces from Hue Imperial Palace to Hanoi. Hanoi was under the occupation of the Chinese Qing army.

His surprise attack on the fifth day of the Lunar New Year defeated more than 20,000 Qing soldiers.

The festival at Quang Trung Museum re-enacts Nguyen Hue’s attack on the enemy in defence of the national sovereignty.

Similar commemorations in honour of the Ngoc Hoi-Dong Da Victory were also held in the central provinces of Nghe An and Thua Thien-Hue.

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