Nguyen Du Culture & Tourism Week opens

The 2015 Nguyen Du Culture & Tourism Week was officially opened at Center Square of the People’s Committee of Nghi Xuan district in Ha Tinh province on November 28 to mark the 250th birthday anniversary of the great Vietnamese poet Nguyen Du.

Highlights of the culture and tourism week were the 60 minute opening program featuring the theme “Returning to the holy land” and special art performance program with the participation of over 70 local figurants.

During the large scale event, many meaningful activities have been also organized to honor Nguyen Du’s life, career and contributions to the country’s literature and introduce Ha Tinh’s tangible and intangible cultural values such as final round of competition featuring learning about biography of Nguyen Du and the tale of Kieu; public art festival; opening showroom displaying several cultural literature heritages, poem recitals and literary masterpieces by Nguyen Du which translated into more than 20 languages.

Earlier, many anniversary celebrations marking the great Vietnamese poet’s birthday were organized at Nghi Xuan district from November 20 such as a seminar about Nguyen Du and the tale of Kieu, screening documentary films about Nguyen Du’s life, career and family, and organizing the award ceremony of the sixth Nguyen Du Literature and Arts.

The great Vietnamese poet Nguyen Du was born in 1765 in Tien Dien village, Nghi Xuan, Ha Tinh who was recognized as one of the world’s cultural celebrities by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for his the tale of Kieu and literary masterpieces.

By Duong Quang- Translated by Huyen Huong

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