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Kien Giang province’s annual festival honors national hero Nguyen Trung Truc

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An art program commemorating the 151st death anniversary of national hero Nguyen Trung Truc opened in Rach Gia City in the Mekong Delta Province of Kien Giang on September 24-26.

Singer Nguyen Phi Hung performs in the opening ceremony. (Photo: Sggp)

Singer Nguyen Phi Hung performs in the opening ceremony. (Photo: Sggp)

The event attracted many artists, including People’s Artist Trong Huu; Meritorious Artists Le Tu, Que Tran, Nhon Hau, together with artists Minh Hoa, Hoa Ly, Binh Trong, Kim Phung along with singers Nguyen Phi Hung, Thuy Duong, Thai Bao, the Giai Dieu Viet (Vietnam melody) band, the Shy, the Art Event and among.
The three day- long event included various cultural activities, such as art programs and ceremonial offerings.

The exceptional feature was a display of a replica of the French warship ‘Esperance’ that was destroyed on the Nhat Tao River in 1861. The replica will be brought to life with an enactment by artists who will relive the glorious exploits of Nguyen Trung Truc as took place during the war.
Nguyen Trung Truc (1839-1868) was the leader of the anti-French colonial uprising in South Vietnam and is remembered for his famous quote, “Only when all the grass in Vietnam has been pulled out then only will there be no Vietnamese person to fight the aggressors.”
Kien Giang province’s annual festival honors war hero Nguyen Trung Truc ảnh 1 The Art Event and Ngoc Viet groups perform in the opening ceremony.
Kien Giang province’s annual festival honors war hero Nguyen Trung Truc ảnh 2
Kien Giang province’s annual festival honors war hero Nguyen Trung Truc ảnh 3 Meritorious Artist Que Tran
Kien Giang province’s annual festival honors war hero Nguyen Trung Truc ảnh 4 Director Hoang Duan (L) and choreographer Vo Nguyen Thanh Nhan

By HOANG AN - Translated by Kim Khanh

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