2017 Street Book Festival to revive HCM City’s development

The annual book street festival during the Tet holiday season will open on January 25 and run until January 31 (on December 28- January 4 of the lunar calendar), announced the HCM City Information and Communications Department at the press conference on January 19.

This year’s event themed “The city named President Ho Chi Minh- glorious inspiration” will be held along the main city streets including Mac Thi Buoi, Nguyen Hue and Ngo Duc Ke.

The festival will attract 22 display booths of 14 publishing houses in cities and provinces throughout the country.

The book fair will be divided into three subjects, including “Proud of the city named President Ho Chi Minh”; “HCM City- high quality of living, civilization and modernity”; and “Inspiration for shining”.

The event will present to viewers Ho Chi Minh City’s achievements; rare ancient and valuable publications on the late President Ho Chi Minh; the 7 breakthrough programs of the city's 10th Party Congress; maps, photos, documents and artifacts which affirm Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagoes.

The festival will also display thousands of copies of publications of various genres such as politics, culture, history, literature and economics, and universal knowledge by leading publishers in the country.

The annual event that has been held for 12 consecutive years and attracted more than one million visitors each year, is aimed to promote reading and increase knowledge of the culture, traditions and tourism of the city, and highlight Vietnamese’s traditional Tet.

By Tuong Vy – Translated by Kim Khanh

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