Decree No. 110/2018/ND-CP dated August 29, 2018 of the Government on management and organization of festivals

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Decree No. 110/2018/ND-CP dated August 29, 2018 of the Government on management and organization of festivals
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Official number:110/2018/ND-CPSigner:Nguyen Xuan Phuc
Type:DecreeExpiry date:Updating
Issuing date:29/08/2018Effect status:
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Fields:Culture - Sports - Tourism

SUMMARY

Cadres, civil servants aren’t allowed to use State-owned cars to attend festivals

The management and organization of festivals is guided at the Decree No. 110/2018/ND-CP dated August 29, 2018 and takes effect on October 15, 2018.

In accordance with this Decree, a festival attendee must wear clothes that are appropriate to fine traditions and customs; do not use bad language and insult spirituality, which badly affects solemn atmosphere of a festival.

Besides, a festival attendee must burn incense and votive papers in designated places; do not push or bump against others; protect the environment…

Noticeably, the Government requires cadres, civil servants, public employees not to attend festivals during office hours; do not use State-owned vehicles and State-owned equipment (or rent vehicles) to attend festivals.

In order to maintain typical cultural values and satisfy spiritual aspirations of the people, the State shall provide assistance in the revival and preservation of traditional festivals. Concurrently, promote international cooperation in festival organization; apply modern technology to organize cultural festivals, industry festivals and festivals of foreign origin.

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THE GOVERNMENT

Decree No.  110/2018/ND-CP dated August 29, 2018 of the Government on management and organization of festivals

Pursuant to the Law on Government Organization dated June 19, 2015

Pursuant to the Law on Cultural Heritages dated June 29, 2001 and Law on amendments to some Articles of the Law on Cultural Heritages dated June 18, 2009;

Pursuant to the Law on Religion and Folk Belief dated November 18, 2016;

At the request of the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism;

The Government hereby adopts a Decree on management and organization of festivals.

Chapter I

GENERAL PROVISIONS

Article 1. Scope of adjustment

1. This Decree provides for management and organization of festivals within the territory of Vietnam.

2. The power, time limit and procedures for registration or notification of organization of folk belief festivals shall comply with regulations of the Law on Religion and Folk Belief.

Article 2. Subject of application

This Decree applies to Vietnamese and foreign organizations and individuals engaged in festivals within the territory of Vietnam.

Article 3. Definitions

For the purposes of this Decree, the terms below shall be construed as follows:

1. “traditional festival” (including festivals organized at historic - cultural monuments/sites, folk festivals) means a community’s cultural activity that proceeds with traditional rites to satisfy spiritual aspirations of the people.

2. “cultural festival” means an event that is organized to introduce typical cultural and sporting values, and image of the country and Vietnamese people

3. “industry festival” means an event organized to introduce characteristics and development of industries, honor typical organizations and artisans that made significant contribution to the conservation and development of industries.

4. “festival of foreign origin” means an event organized to introduce the culture, economy and society of a foreign country to Vietnam's people.

Article 4. State policies on festival

1. Provide assistance in the revival and preservation of traditional festivals in order to maintain typical cultural values and satisfy spiritual aspirations of the people.

2. Encourage traditional cultural, artistic and sporting activities; apply modern technology to organize cultural festivals, industry festivals and festivals of foreign origin.

3. Improve the quality of professional training courses offered to officials in charge of festival management.

4. Promote international cooperation in festival organization.

Article 5. Rules for festival organization

1. Festivals are organized to educate the people about patriotism, national pride and “ “When drinking water, think of its source” ethics, honor predecessors, historical figures and those who have made significant contribution to the development of the country; disseminate historical, cultural and architectural values of monuments/sites and traditional values of festivals.

2. Festivals must be organized in a formal, practical and effective manner and in conformity with the scope and activities of festivals; organize traditional festivals based on historical or cultural significance; reduce the frequency of traditional festivals.

3. Rites of festivals must be performed in a solemn and traditional manner. The rites that are violent, offensive and against Vietnamese people’s love for peace and humanity.
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