16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Dong Ky firecracker procession festival

The festival was first held to honour General Thien Cuong who helped the legendary Hung Kings fight against invaders and was later considered the tutelary god of the village. After winning the battle, the general celebrated the victory with two huge firecrackers.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2018
Date Uploaded: 04.2018
Photo Location: Vietnam
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Copyright: © Thong Nguyen