The ceremony was organized to commemorate the late Vietnamese Kings and those who rendered their services and made great contribution to the nation. It was part of traditional cultural activities to celebrate the lunar New Year 2023.

Delegates offer incense at the ceremony.

The event featured various traditional rituals, including a palanquin procession, a dragon dance to pray for favorable weather, peace and prosperity, a drum performance demonstrating the spirit of the one-thousand-year-old Thang Long - Hanoi, and other cultural activities.

A drum performance conducted by artisans from the Dinh Ha Yen Quyet drum team in Yen Hoa ward, Cau Giay district, Hanoi

On the occasion, the Thang Long Imperial Citadel was filled with colorful flowers and decorations to serve visitors.

An overview of the ceremony

The incense offering ceremony is an annual activity to pay tribute to ancestors, the late Vietnamese Kings and those who rendered good service to the nation while honoring the traditional values of Thang Long - Hanoi.

Tet products showcased at the event

After three years of COVID-19 restrictions, the Thang Long Imperial Citadel welcomed more than 33,000 visitors during the lunar New Year 2023 festival.

Translated by Quynh Oanh