Last update: 15:34 | 28/03/2018
The ritual comprised of two parts: a procession and the worship ceremony. Departing from the Ngo Mon (Moon Gate), a group of people playing the roles of the King, his court and soldiers will perform all steps of the ritual at the Xa Tac Worship Platform.
The Worship Platform was built in the west of the citadel in the spring of 1806 during the reign of King Gia Long, the founder of the Nguyen Dynasty. It included soil from regions around the country to represent national unity at its imperial capital.
The ritual was revived in 2008 and has been held in spring every year as part of the efforts to preserve traditional cultural values in modern life.
The rituals in pictures: