Update: 10:31 | 28/11/2016
A ceremony was held in the Hoang Hoa Tham relic site in the northern province of Bac Giang on March 16 to mark the 130th anniversary of the Yen The uprising.
A performance enacting the Yen The uprising (Source: VNA)
National Assembly Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong was among guests at the event, which took place in Cau Go town, Yen The district.
The uprising against the French troop, which began in March 16, 1884, was led by Luong Van Nam and then Hoang Hoa Tham.
Despite failing to win the final victory, the three-decade uprising demonstrated Vietnam’s strength, and desire for independence and freedom.
Addressing the event, NA Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong described the uprising as the largest battle waged by peasants, saying it clearly showed Vietnamese people’s solidarity and patriotism.
Apart from a performance based around the history of the Yen The uprising, there was a traditional dress fashion show, martial arts performances and folk games.
The Yen The festival has also been recognised as a National Intangible Cultural Heritage.