Country celebrates 1050 years of Dai Co Viet State

A national-scale ceremony marking the 1050th anniversary of the establishment of Dai Co Viet, which is the first imperial dynasty in Vietnam, will be held at Hoa Lu ancient capital, a historical and cultural site in the northern province of Ninh Binh on April 24.

Country celebrates 1050 years of Dai Co Viet State

The event with the participation of Party and State leaders will be broadcast live on VTV1 channels and several local channels.
The ceremony will also include a 15-minute spectacular firework display to light up the ancient capital.
In addition, a series of 50 cultural and sport activities celebrating the 1050-year journey of Dai Co Viet State will be organized in April and May, such as Hoa Lu festival, Trang An festival, Thai Vi Temple festival and among.
Dinh Bo Linh (968-979) was a national hero who defeated 12 warlords to unite the country, afterwards declaring himself King Dinh Tien Hoang. He chose Hoa Lu in modern-day Ninh Binh province as the capital and named the country Dai Co Viet (Great Viet). It was the first feudal state of Vietnam which existed from 968 to 1010 AD. The ancient capital was also the native land of three royal dynasties: the Dinh, the early Le and the Ly. Hoa Lu was the first capital of the country until King Ly Thai To moved the capital to Thang Long (now Hanoi) in 1010.

By MAI AN – Translated by Kim Khanh

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