15th Vietnam Poetry Day to open in Hanoi

The 15th Vietnam Poetry Day will be held at Van Mieu-Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature) in Hanoi on February 11 (on the 15th day of the first lunar month).

The annual event will attract a large number of poets at home and abroad , and the participation of poetry clubs from local universities, associations of art and literatures nationwide.

The festival will include various activities such as exchanges between poets, the “Way of poets” presenting works of popular poets, the “Vietnamese children’s poetry space”, poetry readings, recitations, and art performances.

Started on Nguyen Tieu (the 15th day of the first lunar month) in 2003, the Vietnam Poetry Day has become a biggest poetry festival in the country. The festival is an opportunity for Vietnamese poetry lovers to enjoy famous poetry works by well known poets  and to promote Vietnam’s beautiful and serene landscapes.

By Ngoc Minh – Translated by Kim Khanh

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