National culture day announced

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has decided April 19 to be the culture day of the country's peoples.

On display are handicrafts made by Cham people in Ninh Thuan Province

The selection of a culture day for all 54 peoples in Vietnam aims to help raise public awareness of patriotism, national pride, strengthen national solidarity and honor cultural characteristics.

The PM wants the Cultural Day to feature numerous activities held nationwide in various fields such as culture, economy, education, health, national security and poverty reduction. Of which, the State will give priority to programs supporting the ethnic minorities in remote areas.

By Lam Nguyen – Translated by Kim Khanh

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