Festival planned to honour Vietnamese family values

June 24, 2024 - 08:08
With the theme "Happy Family - Prosperous Nation," the Festival contributes to raising community awareness about the role and position of family work in the cause of building and protecting the Fatherland.

HẢI PHÒNG The Việt Nam Family Day (June 28) will be marked with a five-day festival taking place this week in the northern port city of Hải Phòng.

The event, organised by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism will be held from June 25 to 29 at the Hải Phòng Information, Exhibition and Cinema Centre.

This is a practical activity to celebrate the day, honouring the traditional cultural values ​​of Vietnamese families.

With the theme "Happy Family - Prosperous Nation", the festival contributes to raising community awareness about the role and position families play in building and protecting the homeland.

This is also an opportunity for localities to exchange and share experiences in family work, aiming for the sustainable development of the family in the period of industrialisation, modernisation and international integration.

Family cultural traditions in the Vietnamese ethnic community have been forged over thousands of years of history. This is also the cradle that nurtures the formation and development of each individual's personality, the foundation for social development.

During the festival, many meaningful activities will take place. There will be an exhibition displaying documents, images and artefacts about the care, building and development of the Vietnamese family by the entire society.

A close family is a happy family. File Photo

Over many generations, traditional cultural beauties in families, clans and residential areas have been formed and developed with value standards.

Those values ​​are always respected and preserved as the foundation for sustainable development.

Therefore, displaying images of "Beauty in Vietnamese Family Culture" reflects the daily life of families across regions and regions of the country.

Thereby portraying and reflecting the love, harmony, joy and warmth in each family, the filial piety and kindness of children and grandchildren to their parents and grandparents, the spirit of mutual love and affection in the community, the beauty in weddings, festivals and cultural behaviour in the community.

The special display "Mother Love You" contributes to describing the mother-and-child relationship, stories about motherly love and the simple but sacred bond of mothers across the country, from remote villages, foggy highlands to plains, which is very ordinary but warm and loving.

The committee has also organised an exhibition cluster called "Women of Families on the Border and Islands Areas" with images, documents, and memorabilia about the lives of families on the border and islands areas, especially the "firekeeping" role of the women in families.

Happiness can be found right where you are. File Photo

Provinces and cities participating in the festival including Hải Phòng, Yên Bái, Sơn La, Vĩnh Phúc, Thanh Hóa, Bình Định, Đắk Lắk, An Giang, Hậu Giang, and Bạc Liêu will have their own exhibition space to introduce the cultural beauty in families of each locality.

It highlights the content of family work, preventing and combating domestic violence, women and gender equality, protecting and caring for children and the elderly and achievements in household economic development.

There is also an area to display traditional handicrafts, regional specialities to serve families such as agricultural products, garments, clean foods, books, and cultural products.

Including an area displaying handicraft products, artisans of Hương Canh pottery village (Vĩnh Phúc), Nam Cao weaving (Thái Bình), crocheting (Hải Phòng), Chuông village conical hats, Bát Tràng pottery, jewellery and gold painting art (Hà Nội), and traditional áo dài (Thừa Thiên Huế).

Within the framework of the festival, many unique cultural and artistic exchange programmes will also take place such as meeting with idols with the theme "Sports in the Vietnamese Family", "Family Fun" art festival, and traditional folk art exchange.

These exciting activities will contribute to making the atmosphere of the Việt Nam Family Festival more unique and meaningful. VNS