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Contributions of Great Poet Nguyen Du to cultural heritage and humanity honoured

TTH.VN - On September 24th, the 203rd commemorative ceremony marking the passing-away of the National Great Poet and the World Cultural Figure Nguyen Du (1820 - 2023) was jointly organized by the Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism of Ha Tinh Province in collaboration with the Nguyen Tien Dien Clan Council at Nguyen Du Memorial Site in Nghi Xuan District, Ha Tinh Province.

Kieu on phap lamExhibition of the manuscript of the Tale of Kieu of the Nguyen royal family

 Provincial leaders and local residents paying their respects at the tomb of Nguyen Du in Nghi Xuan District, Ha Tinh Province.

Nguyen Du, the renowned poet and esteemed cultural figure, has left an enduring legacy for posterity through numerous timeless literary works, both in Chinese characters and Nom script, including his masterpiece, “The Tale of Kieu.” Nguyen Du's cultural heritage is the crystallization of intellect, spirit, and the cultural beauty of the Vietnamese people, reflecting his exceptional talent. Over time, this heritage has become a part of the world's cultural treasures.

Mr. Tran Xuan Luong, Deputy Director of the Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism of Ha Tinh Province, stated that the commemorative ceremony aimed to honour the significant contributions and literary legacy of Nguyen Du to Vietnamese literature. It presents the deep respect of the officials and people of Ha Tinh towards Nguyen Du's works, particularly the masterpiece “The Tale of Kieu.” Additionally, it contributes to the promotion and education of traditional cultural values for younger generations.

In recognition of Nguyen Du's immense contributions to national culture and the core values of humanity, in 1965, the World Peace Council decided to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of the national great poet Nguyen Du, alongside eight other world cultural figures. Nearly 50 years later, in 2013, Nguyen Du was honored by UNESCO General Council along with 107 other cultural figures of humanity.

 Visitors exploring and learning about Nguyen Du Memorial Site in Nghi Xuan District, Ha Tinh Province.

Nowadays, Nguyen Du Memorial Site in Nghi Xuan District is a special national heritage site. There is an exhibition area showcasing more than 2,200 documents and significant artifacts, including Nguyen Du's inkstone, the 1866 edition of “The Tale of Kieu”, the “The Tale of Kieu” book written in calligraphy style (reader), the longest “The Tale of Kieu” calligraphy in Vietnam (reader), a collection of “The Tale of Kieu” published in multiple languages, books about Nguyen Du, and more. Each year, the memorial site attracts around 20,000 to 30,000 visitors who come to explore, study, and learn.

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