Bui Van Cuong, a local from Bo town of Hoa Binh’s Kim Boi district, has made his first visit to Chai village, Vong La commune of Hanoi’s outskirt Dong Anh district where late Party General Secretary Truong Chinh drafted the "Outline of Vietnamese Culture”, the first platform on culture 81 years ago. For Vietnamese culture lovers like Cuong, the historical relic site is a must-visit place.
Cuong held that the platform helped unlock the sources of national culture in
the context of accelerating anti-imperialist and anti-feudalist movements
towards the August Revolution in 1945.
It showed the strategic vision and mindset of the Party on the significant role
of culture in the country’s revolution, contributing to shaping and promoting
the Vietnamese culture in the Ho Chi Minh era, affirming that the Party’s
leadership over culture is a political necessity and an objective need, said Cuong.
Introduced in 1943, the "Outline of Vietnamese Culture” defined three movement
principles in culture: nationalisation, popularisation, and scientification.
These are still seen as fundamental principles guiding the development of the
The spirit of the document was associated to the Resolution of the fifth
plenary session of the 8th Party Central Committee and the Resolution of the
ninth session of the 11th Party Central Committee, which are important
documents released by the Party on the development of the Vietnamese culture in
the new period.
Particularly, after the 13th National Party Central Committee and the national
conference on culture in 2021, Party Committees and administrations at all
levels have determined to implement tasks in cultural development.
Hoa Binh, a Muong region with rich cultural values, has made efforts with high
political determination to implement the "Outline of Vietnamese Culture”,
focusing on strengthening communications and popularisation of Party and
State’s policies and laws regarding cultural heritage. The province has
encouraged people from ethnic minority groups in the locality in general and
the Muong community in particular to maintain their good cultural traditions
and eliminate outdated customs and superstitions. It has educated the local
communities on legal regulations on cultural heritage, festivals, beliefs, and
religions, thus enhancing public awareness of protecting and promoting cultural
heritage and cultural values of the nation and their ethnic groups.
According to the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the
locality’s outstanding activities in maintaining the national cultural identity
included the implementation of projects to collect, research, and translate Mo
Muong verses, and the listing of local cultural heritages such as Gong and Khai
Particularly, Hoa Binh has completed the building of the Muong language script,
which was approved by the provincial People’s Committee, serving the teaching
of the language in the province in the 2018-2025 period.
Tan Pheo commune in Da Bac district has been long inhabited by people of several ethnic minority groups such as Tay, Dao and Muong. Each ethnic group has its own culture and unique customs during Tet. For the Tay people, although life has changed a lot, their cultural identity and customs of celebrating the Lunar New Year are still preserved and passed down.
The Tien pagoda festival in Phu Nghia commune, Lac Thuy district will be held as a provincial-level event from February 12-14, said Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Van Toan.
In 2024, the Festival of Tien pagoda takes place on a provincial scale from February 12th – 14th, 2024 (Lunnar January 3rd – 5th). In particular, the opening ceremony is expected to be held in the afternoon of February 12th (Lunar January 3rd); The opening ceremony takes place on February 13th (Lunar January 4th) at Tien Pagoda yard in the tourism area of Tien Pagoda, Phu Nghia commune.
Mai Chau district of Hoa Binh province is endowed by nature with picturesque landscapes. It also boasts traditional culture and arts of local Thai, Muong, Mong, Dao ethnic minority groups to help the locality to develop tourism associated with cultural conservation and promotion.
On January 20th, at Xa Linh hamlet’s stadium, Pa Co commune (Mai Chau), the Party Committee, the People's Council, and the People's Committee of 2 communes, Pa Co and Hang Kia, held the opening ceremony of Gau Tao festival of Mong ethnic group in 2024.