During the time of the Festival, we can popularize widely the land and the southern people in general and Bac Lieu in particular; attract tourists to visit the land with plenty of traditional cultural identity. This is a chance to encourage investment and tourism – trade, especially tourism contributing to the steady socio – economic development of the South and Bac Lieu. In addition, this is the activity under the policy of the Party Committee that “Bac Lieu develops from culture”. Don Ca Tai Tu in the South has been recognized as an intangible cultural heritage representing for humanity, the honor of Vietnamese in general, especially the southern people. Bac Lieu hosts the first national festival on Don Ca Tai Tu with the aim of honoring and introducing Don Ca Tai Tu to people in and out of the country; to Vietnamese in other countries; maintaining and developing the value of this intangible cultural heritage.
This event is to intensify the works of popularizing, educating to enhance people’s realization in building a civilized lifestyle and “hospitable, civilized, and polite styles” of Bac Lieu people under the resolution #2 of the Party Committee on developing tourism positively. Explain widely about the purposes, signification and importance of hosting the Festival; improve the realization and sense of responsibility of officials, party members, citizens in the province about this important event; create the agreement and excitement in people, change realization into specific actions to take part in the Festival’s activities enthusiastically.
The Festival’s activities will take place in the whole province, and Bac Lieu city is the center of all of activities. The activities are impressive, special and effective, which create a happy, exciting and honorable atmosphere of officials and people in the southern provinces. The Festival’s activities must be practical, economical; we try to encourage the sponsorship for the activities to save the budgets.
The steering committee and the organization board of the Festival get the directions of the government, ministries, and branches; the eastern and southwestern provinces and cities have to participate, support, and take responsibility for the Festival’s activities to make it become a real national event, Bac Lieu is the center. The Festival is a very important cultural event which helps maintain, praise and show the honor of Vietnamese when Don Ca Tai Tu is recognized as an intangible cultural heritage representing for humanity by UNESCO.
Translated by NG