City to host ‘Street Book Festival’ during Tet

A Street Book Festival will open from January 20, 2012 during the Tet holiday season, announced the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City.

Street Book Festival on Tet holiday 2011.  (Photo: Cpv)

The event themed “Tradition- Present and Future” will be held along the main city streets including Mac Thi Buoi, Nguyen Hue and Ngo Duc Ke from January 20-26.

Launched for the first time during the last Tet holiday season, the Street Book Festival aims to promote reading and increase knowledge of the culture, traditions and tourism of the city.

The “Tradition” section will present to readers historical and cultural books as well as rare ancient and valuable juridical documents on Vietnam's sovereignty over the Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelago islands.

The “Present and Future” will highlight the achievements, changes and images of HCMC in various fields of urban planning development projects; portraits of well-known scientists and businessmen; besides an abundance of children’s books.

Publishing houses such as Tre, General, Culture and Arts and book distributors Fahasa, Phuong Nam and museums and libraries in the city will all participate in the festival.

By T.Vy – Translated by Kim Khanh

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