Communal house is a common house with special architecture, a symbol of the village community. The village communal house is not only a place to worship the village god Thanh Hoang, but also a meeting place to solve village affairs, a place to organize festivals and cultural activities of the Vietnamese village community that has existed for a long time. The communal houses in Ho Chi Minh City have a history of formation and development from 100 years to more than 300 years. Experiencing the ups and downs of history, today Ho Chi Minh City has about 300 communal houses, of which 53 are classified as relic by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the City People’s Committee.
On November 23, 2021, thematic exhibition “Some images of communal houses in Ho Chi Minh City” was officially opened to promote and introduce the images and values of communal houses; Thereby, raising the awareness of the people of the city, especially the young generation about preserving and promoting the value of the nation’s cultural heritage, educating the love of the homeland, the country, pride in the homeland. traditional culture of Vietnam.
For the Southern region in general and Ho Chi Minh City in particular, the communal house always carries with it a certain diversity and richness, but is always unified in the common culture of the nation; Communal house becomes an important cultural, spiritual and religious symbol in village life; As one of the important institutions and community house, the place to worship the village guardian gods; The village communal house has penetrated deeply into the thoughts and feelings of each people, making a great contribution to preserving solidarity and community cohesion; As a symbol of faith and community cohesion, people’s aspiration for a happy and prosperous life in a new land; In particular, the communal house in Ho Chi Minh City was also a revolutionary base, where cadres and soldiers were kept in the two resistance wars against the French and against the US;
Exhibition time: from 23/11 to 05/12/2021
Location: Museum of Ho Chi Minh City – No. 65 Ly Tu Trong, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.
Some pictures at the exhibition: