Poetry contests and art performances will take place on March 1 at Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature).
The 16th Vietnam Poetry Day will officially kick off on March 2, the 15th day of the first lunar month, at Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam.
This year’s event will welcome four members from Japan’s poets association to exchange with Vietnamese poetry lovers.
Additionally, a special space will be designed for children.
Poet Huu Thinh said the organising board has selected ‘sail’ as a symbol of this year’s event.
Such activities are important steps to turn the Vietnam Poetry Day into the Vietnam Literature Day, Thinh added.
Starting out as an initiative of the Vietnam Writers' Association, the Poetry Day has been organised in many provinces and cities to honour poetry, which has been an integral part of Vietnamese culture for thousands of years