Ha Tinh commemorates 201st anniversary of great poet Nguyen Du's death

A delegation of officials of the Party Committee, the People’s Council, the People’s Committee and the Vietnam Fatherland Front of the North central coastal province of Ha Tinh led by Standing Deputy Secretary of the provincial Party Committee, Tran The Dung on September 16 offered incenses to great poet Nguyen Du on the occasion of the 201st anniversary of his death.
Ha Tinh commemorates 201st anniversary of great poet Nguyen Du's death ảnh 1 The special national relic site for great poet Nguyen Du in Nghi Xuan District, Ha Tinh Province
The incense offering ceremony which was held at the special national relic site for him in Nghi Xuan District’s Tien Dien Town aimed to honor cultural heritages that the great poet left for the people. In which, Truyen Kieu (Tale of Kieu) is the most outstanding work that contributed in promoting Vietnamese literature to the world.
Nguyen Du, also known as To Nhu and Thanh Hien, was born in 1765 to a noble family in Thang Long (Hanoi).
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) chose the great Vietnamese poet Nguyen Du among other world famous personalities at its 37th General Assembly in Paris in 2013. He was also recognized by the World Peace Council as one of the world’s cultural celebrities in 1965.
Poet Nguyen Du has been recognized by UNESCO for his Truyen Kieu (Tale of Kieu), a masterpiece of Vietnamese classic epic poetry.
Truyen Kieu has the most number of translations in more than 30 languages. The classic literature is a unique work containing verses which are divided into hundreds of short poems.

By Duong Quang – Translated by Kim Khanh

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