Annual book street festival to open on January 25

The annual book street festival during the Tet holiday season will take place from January 25-31 (on December 28- January 4 of the lunar calendar).

Leaders visit 2016 book street festival. (Photo: Sggp)

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 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 Man Ngoc – Translated by Kim Khanh

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