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SCR-4 King Hùng Vương Commemorative Day. (2021-2022)

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Amended  IN  Senate  April 12, 2021
Amended  IN  Senate  April 07, 2021

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Concurrent Resolution
No. 4


Introduced by Senator Umberg
(Coauthors: Senators Min Cortese, Min, and Pan)
(Coauthor: Assembly Member Daly)

December 07, 2020


Relative to King Hùng Vương Commemorative Day.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SCR 4, as amended, Umberg. King Hùng Vương Commemorative Day.
This measure would proclaim April 21, 2021, as King Hùng Vương Commemorative Day and would recognize it as a day of cultural festivals commemorating the roots of Vietnamese Americans in California.
Fiscal Committee: NO  

WHEREAS, The festival King Hùng Vương Commemorative Day is a Vietnamese traditional holiday commemorating the merits of founding the nation of Vietnam by the Hung Vuong kings; and
WHEREAS, The commemoration is held annually on the 10th day of March of the lunar calendar at King Hung Temple, Viet Tri City, Phu Tho Province, Northern Vietnam, as well as everywhere in Vietnam. Since 1975, Vietnamese communities around the world celebrate this holiday every year; and
WHEREAS, According to legend, Lac Long Quan and Au Co are considered to be the ancestors of the Vietnamese, the parents of the Hung Kings. Over the 18 terms of the Hung Vuong Kingdom, according to historians, the Kingdom led multiple defensive wars against foreign aggression and cemented the national patriotism and pride of sovereign Vietnam; and
WHEREAS, The Hung Vuong period is a very important period in the history of Vietnam. It was this period that built a foundation of Vietnam today, as well as the cultural foundation of Vietnam and the patriotic traditions of the Vietnamese; and
WHEREAS, King Hùng Vương Commemorative Day not only highlights national pride but also reminds us to thoroughly understand and promote national identity and ancestral origins, ensuring that future generations appreciate the merits of generations of national heroes and their ancestors; and
WHEREAS, After the Vietnam War ended in 1975, millions of Vietnamese people escaped from Vietnam and settled in free, democratic countries, including more than 580,000 Vietnamese living in California; and
WHEREAS, Over the past 40 years, Vietnamese communities have rapidly formed and developed, contributing to the diversity of culture, economy, education, politics, military, and more. King Hùng Vương Commemorative Day is one of the most monumental annual festivals, bringing forth the many historical and cultural characteristics of the Vietnamese community; and
WHEREAS, The festival King Hùng Vương Commemorative Day is organized by Vietnamese local associations, recreating historical traditional images, teaching young Vietnamese Americans about their roots, culture, and the history of Vietnam. At the same time, the festival contributes to building diversity in California; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate of the State of California, the Assembly thereof concurring, That the Legislature recognizes April 21, 2021, which is the 10th of March in the lunar calendar, as King Hùng Vương Commemorative Day and recognizes it as a day of cultural festivals commemorating the roots of Vietnamese Americans in California; and be it further
Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate transmit copies of this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.