UNESCO-recognized cultural celebrity Nguyen Trai remembered

(VOVWORLD) - A ceremony took place at Con Son-Kiep Bac relic site in the northern province of Hai Duong on Sunday to commemorate the 580th death anniversary of Nguyen Trai, a national hero and a world cultural celebrity. 
UNESCO-recognized cultural celebrity Nguyen Trai remembered  - ảnh 1A literature parade (ruoc van) from Con Son Pagoda to Nguyen Trai Temple is organised with Buddhist and traditional rituals as part of the commemoration of Nguyen Trai’s 580th death anniversary, September 11, 2022. (Photo: VNA)

Local leaders and people offered incense to pay tribute to the genius strategist, who made enormous contributions to Vietnam’s victorious resistance war against the Ming invaders in the 15th century. 

Hai Duong born Nguyen Trai was also the author of a huge volume of literary works, including 110 poems and especially Binh Ngo Dai Cao (Great Proclamation upon the Pacification of the Wu), one of the country’s first declarations of independence. 

In 1980, on the occasion of his 600th birthday, Nguyen Trai was recognised by UNESCO as a Great Man of Culture of the world.