Thu. May 26th, 2022

More than 1,000 people have gathered for an art show and performance at
the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism in Dong Mo
district.

Located 4km west of Hanoi, the festival on June 28
night had an audience made up of 32 ethnic groups from Hanoi and the
central highland region, as well as members of the military force and
youth union members, and members of the diplomatic corps and
international agencies.

Entitled “Great Family of Vietnam with
the Cause of Building and Protecting The Fatherland”, the show brought
together dozens of noted artists who performed dances and sang songs
praising family, the country, its people, the sea, islands and
patriotism.

The event was held over the weekend, along with other activities at the village to celebrate Family Day on June 28.

Country
leaders including Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and Chairman
of Vietnam Fatherland Front’s Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan
attended the show.

“The Vietnamese family has played a special role in the country’s history”, Nhan said at the show.

“Family
has nurtured the Vietnamese people and Vietnamese culture. Together
with the villages, regions and country, Family has brought happiness to
each Vietnamese person and provided strength for the entire Vietnamese
people,” added Nhan.

“Fatherland contains the common sky, land,
rivers, sea for all Vietnamese people, all families, all villages and
regions. It [fatherland] is the cultural and political foundation for
each ethnic group, each region; it is the free living space for all
ethnic groups and families in Vietnam.

“The interaction between
four living spaces – family, village, region and Fatherland – has helped
protect the family’s happiness, the people’s existence and
development,” said Nhan.

Nhan stressed that this year’s annual
Family Day revolved around the theme of the Family Meal, since during
meals Vietnamese people do not only talk about homework, but also the
villages’ and nation’s work. He encouraged all of the country’s 54
ethnic groups to share their common culture values, including family
values.

Earlier in the day, an exhibition, which included
paintings and photographs of Vietnam’s seas and islands, was organised
in the village, along with screenings of a documentary on the same
theme.

Over the weekend, three traditional worship ceremonies
were held at the village, including the Po Riyak Sea God Worshipping
Ceremony of the Cham ethnic group in Ninh Thuan province and the Fish
Worship ceremony for fishermen in the central city of Da Nang.

Additionally,
the Le Khao Le The Linh Hoang Sa (Feast and Commemoration Festival for
Hoang Sa Soldiers) was hosted by fishermen from Ly Son Island, central
Quang Ngai province, in tribute to the men making up the flotilla
patrolling the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos,
as they work to tap the country’s natural resources and defend the
nation’s sovereignty.-VNA

By vivian