VIDEO: Historic heroes, the Trưng sisters, honored at West Seattle’s Vietnamese Cultural Center

(WSB photos/video)

It’s International Women’s History Month, and the Vietnamese Cultural Center in West Seattle paid tribute today to two women with a major role in Vietnam’s history: The Trưng sisters (Hai Bà Trưng), Trưng Trac and Trưng Nhi, lived 2,000 years ago; born into a nation under Chinese rule, they organized an army to fight back and drive their oppressors out. The sisters are celebrated each year with a holiday. Today’s commemoration at the center included a procession by women bearing flowers:

Minh Thy told the story of the heroic sisters:

Participants sang a song in the sisters’ honor, “Trưng Nữ Vương và Cô Gái”:

This is one of the events held each year at the Vietnamese Cultural Center (2236 SW Orchard).

Others are listed here, including next month’s memorial for the soldiers lost in the Vietnam War.

6 Replies to "VIDEO: Historic heroes, the Trưng sisters, honored at West Seattle's Vietnamese Cultural Center"

  • R2 March 17, 2024 (8:50 am)

    I’m sorry I missed it! I read Bronze Drum last year, which tells the story of the legendary sisters, and would have really enjoyed this. Maybe next year!

    • Lynda B March 17, 2024 (9:38 pm)

      We would love to have you visit. I heard of that book.  I will have to check it out.

  • LyndaB March 17, 2024 (9:18 am)

    Thank you for covering the event.  It was a beautiful day for our community! We were all blessed with wonderful weather.

  • DucLy Bui March 17, 2024 (10:59 am)

    The Two Heroic Women are also known as HAI BA TRUNG.  Year (14-43)The famous watches Swiss company made 100 watches in honor of THE TWO TRUNG LADIES. The watch is beautiful, with the image of Two Heroic Women standing on the backs of elephants to command. Each watch sale US $747,000.00. Picture

  • Mary Nguyen March 17, 2024 (10:16 pm)

    Excellent commemoration event to honor the Trưng Sisters, our heroic ancestors in First Century. At that historic time Queen Trưng and her Kingdom reigned a vast area, which is now central China. Our great Vietnamese ancestors are “Bai Yue” indigenious non-Chinese people. Proud of Trưng Sisters.So glad Seattle has the solemn Vietnamese Cultural Center, owned and managed by a great couple.

  • David March 23, 2024 (11:58 am)

    I always love learning about other cultures and never miss the chance to visit the local Vietnamese cultural center when they have something going on. It was a beautiful day outside and the event was just lovely. I had such a great time.  Mr Bui also shared with me a poster of this incredible watch that was created to celebrate the festival. Apparently the Swiss watch company Christophe Claret created a masterpiece to commemorate the Trung sisters. I don’t personally have 3/4 of a million dollars for a watch/art piece of this caliber – however, it is really a gorgeous piece of art.

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