08:40 | 03/02/2017 Events
Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh attended a ceremony to mark the 1977th anniversary of the Trung sisters’ uprising at Hai Ba Trung Temple, a special national relic site in Hanoi’s Me Linh District on February 2 (the 6th day of the first month of the lunar year).
In her speech, Vice President Thinh highlighted the significance of the uprising, affirming that the undaunted spirit of the Trung sisters brought independence and home rule to the nation.
“The Trung sisters and their uprising left us an invaluable spiritual legacy which upheld the strength of national unity, including the strength, wisdom and undaunted spirit of Vietnamese women,” she said.
She also underlined the patriotic tradition and contributions of Vietnamese women to the struggles for national liberation as well as the national construction and defence.
After the celebration, the Vice President and other delegates offered incense to commemorate the Trung sisters at their temple.
According to the Vietnamese historical account, Trung Trac and her younger sister Trung Nhi, who were born in Giao Chi province in what is now northern Vietnam, led their troops on elephant back to repel Chinese invaders for three years.
The victory resulted in independence for Dai Viet (an old name for Vietnam) after more than two centuries of domination under the yoke of the Chinese invaders.
Every year, the heroines’ victory is celebrated at the Hai Ba Trung Temple.