Thang Long Imperial Citadel: The rendezvous of the “Country’s Harmony”


On the weekends, in the cultural and historical space of Thang Long Imperial Citadel, the voices of poets representing the Vietnamese ethnic groups, with their unique beauty, resounded within the framework of the first Vietnamese Poetry Day. 22th.

Poetry unites the Vietnamese spirit

On the full moon evening of January (February 24) in the year of Giap Thin, despite the rainy and cold weather, poetry lovers still went to Thang Long Imperial Citadel to walk on the poetic path to read and contemplate beautiful poems about the nation.

At poetry shops, there are crowds of people coming to enjoy poetry, along with poetic comments and recitations, making the festival rich in poetic color. Among those who came to enjoy poetry, there were also children with their parents and grandparents. This is a meaningful way to spend Spring at the beginning of the year for the people of the Capital – a civilized way to go to festivals and also a way to educate children to love poetry from an early age.

In his opening speech, poet Nguyen Quang Thieu – Chairman of the Vietnam Writers’ Association shared that cold wind and flying rain are a challenge for poetry, but for the Vietnamese people there is even more challenge, suffering and loss. Cool, the “flowers” of the heart, of each face are opened.

At the poetry night, the public enjoyed the poems: “Son of the Pa Di people”, “Pang’s”, “Dream of the Thuong River”, “Spring Song”, “The Tan Trao People”, the epic poem ” Hundred Birds and Hundred Flowers” (Tay ethnic group), “Mountain Mothers” … by Meritorious Artist Duy Quang, runner-up Thuy Van, poets Nong Quoc Chan, Pu Sao Min, Duong Khau Luong, Nguyen Phuc Loc Thanh, Bui Tuyet Mai, Ly Huu  Luong… performed.

In particular, the audience heard Korean poets: Ji Eun – Kyung, Jeon-Min, Jeong Gun-Ok expressively present poems: “There is a Ha Long Bay in the heart of Hanoi”, “On the wharf”. reeds”, “That’s my homeland”… Interwoven with the poetry recitation program are music and dance performances performed by many poets and singers, bringing to viewers the romantic and joyful atmosphere of Spring.

The program also showed efforts in bringing cultural elements of 54 ethnic groups to the stage, once again affirming the spirit of solidarity and cohesion of Vietnamese people in all fields, including poetry. , art.

In addition to the poetry stage as an important highlight, the 22nd Vietnam Poetry Day also has other activities such as “House of Memory” and the workshop “From the poet’s bravery to his identity”. Chairman of the Vietnam Writers Association Nguyen Quang Thieu said: Poetry Day is a special activity to honor poetry and spread the beauty and necessity of poetry more deeply in life. Here, poets better understand the beauty and mission of their poetic creative career.”

Keep creating

On the occasion of the 22nd Vietnam Poetry Day, Thang Long – Hanoi Poetry Day was held at the Temple of Literature – Quoc Tu Giam as a cultural event to usher in Spring, to encourage writers and artists to create many valuable literary works. High ideological and artistic value, meeting the needs of enjoying literature and art of all classes of the Capital’s people in the new era. At the same time, through the event, bringing literary and artistic works to all classes of people, contributing to building elegant, civilized and comprehensively developed Hanoi people.


Along with the direction of the Standing Committee of the Hanoi Party Committee on strengthening the leadership of the Party Committee on building elegant and civilized Hanoi people, through the Hanoi Poetry Day event, poets, writers and artists of Thua Thien Hue Do sees more and more clearly his great responsibility in writing to promote the building of elegant and civilized Hanoi people. Placing Hanoi people at the center of the Capital’s development strategy, is the most important subject, directly determining the success of the capital’s rapid, sustainable development, “Civilization – civilization – modern”.

Thang Long – Hanoi Poetry Day is exciting with poetry performance competitions by poets members of the Hanoi Writers’ Association, poetry display competitions of Capital Poetry Clubs and many press units affiliated with the Association. Hanoi Union of Literature and Arts.

According to experts, poetic compositions about Hanoi are among the top in the country in terms of quantity and quality. As poet Bang Viet said, “Hanoi is a land where hundreds of flavors flock”, always gathering cultural quintessence from other lands”. Or poet Tran Dang Khoa – Vice President of the Vietnam Writers’ Association: “Poets and writers who want to become talented must return to Hanoi and clear the waters in this land to blow up their name and talent.” ”.

According to Associate Professor, Dr. Do Hong Quan – Chairman of the Vietnam Union of Literature and Arts Associations: Thang Long – Hanoi literature from past to present with thousands of writers expressing the desire for peace of the entire nation. Hanoi is a unique city in terms of cultural heritage because of the convergence of the thousand-year-old quintessence of Thang Long culture blended with the culture of Doai and Kinh Bac to create the cultural identity of Thang Long – Hanoi. A particularly delicate field is literature and arts, and from past to present, literature and arts have always been led and directed by the Party and State in order to contribute to building the spiritual foundation of society as well as building Build an elegant capital city.