(HBO) - Within the framework of activities of the first Fish and Shrimp Festival of Da river in Hoa Binh province; OCOP Agricultural Fair and product exhibition in the Northern midlands and mountainous areas in 2023, in the evening of October 26, the Provincial People's Committee held the festival praying for fish and releasing flower lanterns on Da River.

There was the attendance of Mr. Nguyen Phi Long, the alternate Member of the Party Central Committee, the Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee; Mr. Bui Duc Hinh, the Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, the Chairman of the Provincial People's Council; Mr. Bui Van Khanh, the Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, the Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee. There was als the attendance of Mr. Phet In Tha Son, the Deputy Director of the Department of Education and Sports of Hua Phan province, Lao People's Democratic Republic; the representative from Quang Ngai province; the leaders from other departments and branches, the People's Committees of the districts and the city along with a large number of people and tourists from all over the country.

 

Mr. Nguyen Phi Long, the alternate Member of the Party Central Committee, the Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee and the leaders from the Provincial Party Committee, the People's Council, the People's Committee, and Vietnam Fatherland Front of the province were preparing to release flower lanterns on Da River.


Making a speech at the opening ceremony, Mr. Dinh Cong Su, Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee, said: the festival praying for fish and releasing flower lanterns on Da River has profound spiritual meaning. This activity contributes to honoring the spiritual and cultural values and beauty of the spiritual culture of Vietnamese people, with the purpose of praying for the yin and the yang, the peace in the country and people, good weather and wind, a year of bumper harvests, the peaceful and prosperous country.

 

A special musical performance at the festival praying for fish and releasing flower lanterns. 


After the opening speech of the Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee, the provincial leaders and a large number of people conducted a ceremony releasing 2,000 flower lanterns on Da River. According to Vietnamese folk culture, lanterns mean flower lights and in the Buddhist concept, lanterns have the meaning of the name Infinite Light. Lanterns are lit to honor the spiritual and cultural values of Vietnamese people on major holidays. Releasing flower lanterns according to the thoughts of Vietnamese culture brings health and fortune to every home and is a place where people come back with wishes, luck, peace and goodness. At the same time, it is also an opportunity for everyone to pray for the country to be prosperous and the people to be prosperous and happy. 



A large number of people in Hoa Binh city participated in the festival praying for fish and releasing flower lanterns.

 


Flower lanterns shimmering on Da River.

 


Mr. Nguyen Phi Long, the alternate Member of the Party Central Committee, the Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee and the people from the Provincial Standing Committee; the leaders from Vietnam Fatherland Front of the province lit the incense to pray for fish. 


The first Shrimp and Fish Festival of Da river in Hoa Binh province; the Agricultural Fair and OCCOP exhibition in the Northern midlands and mountainous areas in 2023 would take place from October 26 - 31, 2023 with many attractive activities. In particular, at the opening ceremony in the evening of October 27, there would be a display and auction of the specialty fish on Hoa Binh Lake; displaying and introducing Hoa Binh cultural heritage and displaying Muong cultural cuisine; OCOP exhibition in the Northern midland and mountainous provinces; there would be fireworks display to welcome and many special art shows. On October 28, there would be be a sport fishing competition and fish release to regenerate Hoa Binh lake's aquatic resources... In addition, the Provincial People's Committee coordinated with the Department of Fisheries to organize 2 seminars on the topic: The aquaculture development reservoir fisheries; The solutions to protect, regenerate and develop aquatic resources in Da River’s basin.


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