UNESCO to celebrate Vietnam’s poets Ho Xuan Huong and Nguyen Dinh Chieu

Quang Dung – VOV reporter in France
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(VOVWORLD) - UNESCO will join Vietnam in celebrating the birth and the death anniversary of Vietnamese poets Ho Xuan Huong and Nguyen Dinh Chieu next year. The decision was made by UNESCO at its meeting on Tuesday, within the framework of the 41st General Assembly of UNESCO taking place from November 9-24 in Paris, France.

UNESCO to celebrate Vietnam’s poets Ho Xuan Huong and Nguyen Dinh Chieu - ảnh 1The ongoing 41st General Assembly of UNESCO in Paris (Photo: VNA) 

Vietnam’s nominations for the commemoration of Ho Xuan Huong’s 250th birth and 200th death anniversaries and Nguyen Dinh Chieu’s 200th death anniversary were approved together with 58 other nominations.

Ambassador Le Thi Hong Van, Head of the Permanent Delegation of Vietnam to UNESCO, comments on the decision just passed by UNESCO, saying “UNESCO's adoption of a resolution to recognize famous celebrities Nguyen Dinh Chieu and female poet Ho Xuan Huong is really the pride and joy not only of Nghe An and Ben Tre province but also of all Vietnamese people. This is also the recognition of the international community and UNESCO for the values of the Vietnamese nation in terms of culture, history, learning traditions as well as the ideology of gender equality and women's liberation. These are very much in line with the values that UNESCO is promoting.”

Nguyen Dinh Chieu, born on July 1, 1822, is a great Vietnamese poet despite his blindness.

Female poet Ho Xuan Huong, born in 1772, is known as the "Queen of poetry in ancient Vietnamese". With new ideas, innovative poetic style, simple and creative language, her works have significant values and lasting vitality, from the past to the present. Her poems carry a lot of content about gender equality, fighting for the liberation of women in Vietnam.

Previously, UNESCO passed a resolution to honor Vietnamese celebrities: the 100th birthday of President Ho Chi Minh (1990), the 600th birthday of Nguyen Trai (1980), 250th birthday of Nguyen Du (2015), and 650 years of the death of Teacher Chu Van An (2019).