Annual Book Street Festival for Tet to open on February 13

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One of the most expected events in Ho Chi Minh City during Tet holidays, the annual book stret festival, will take place from February 13-19, or the 28th day of the 12th lunar month to the fourth day of the lunar new year.

Book Street Festival is one of the most expected events in Ho Chi Minh City during Tet holidays. (Photo: sggp)

Book Street Festival is one of the most expected events in Ho Chi Minh City during Tet holidays. (Photo: sggp)

This year’s event themed “Vuon mam tri thuc- Khat vong vuon cao” (Stimulating knowledge, rising aspiration) will be held along the main city streets including Mac Thi Buoi, Nguyen Hue and Ngo Duc Ke.
The event will present to viewers Ho Chi Minh City’s achievements; rare ancient and valuable publications on the late President Ho Chi Minh; photos, documents and objects related to the Mau Than Offensive 1968; 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 attracting 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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