PANO - “Duc But” (Casting Buddha) traditional festival of Phu Lien village, Dong Tinh commune, Tam Duong district, Vinh Phuc province is held annually on the eighth day of the lunar New Year. In this festival, participants with the desire to have a son race to take the most pieces of sedge which is used to make a mat as possible.

The festival aims to review the process of recruiting, gathering forces, and forging weapons under the leadership of Princess Ngoc Kinh - a talented female general in response to the Trung Sisters’ call to fight to destroy To Dinh's aggressors" in the 40s AD.

Translated by Song Anh