Book Road Festival opens in HCMC
07:13 | 29/01/2014

VGP – State President Truong Tan Sang on January 28 attended the opening ceremony of the 2014 Book Road Festival in Ho Chi Minh City.  

State President Truong Tan Sang (6th from R) cuts the ribbon to open the 2014 Book Road Festival – Photo: QDND

Under the motto ‘Ho Chi Minh City – My beloved city,’ the festival featured activities to honor traditional Vietnamese cultural features and affirm the nation’s sovereignty.

The books in the festival were divided into four categories including ‘Books and Culture’, ‘Books and Knowledge’, ‘Books and Viet Nam’s sovereignty’ and ‘Favorite Books’.

Among 200,000 titles offered by Fahasa, the ‘Books and Culture’ category introduced a vast number of titles on southern folk music don ca tai tu, which was recently recognized as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

There will also be a number of don ca tai tu musical instruments to increase the public’s awareness of the intangible heritage.

The General Publishing House introduces a series of books featuring the late General Vo Nguyen Giap and documentation of Viet Nam’s sovereignty over its territorial waters and islands.

The event would run until February 3./.

By Kim Loan

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