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The central province of Thua Thien-Hue held the Le Te Xa Tac (Worshiping the Genies of Rice and Soil) ceremony on March 27, attracting a large crowd of tourists and locals.
Le Te Xa Tac was one of the most important rituals performed by kings of successive feudal dynasties every spring to pray for abundant crops and peace.
The Xa Tac Worship Platform in Hue City, which was built in 1806 under the reign of King Gia Long, the founder of the Nguyen Dynasty, was the only one of its kind remaining intact in the country, according to Phan Thanh Hai, Director of the Hue Relics Conservation Centre.
The ritual was revived in 2008 and has been held in spring every year since as part of efforts to preserve and promote traditional cultural values in modern life.