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Annual book street festival on Tet holidays to open on January 29

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The annual book street festival during Tet holidays will open on January 29 and run until February 4 ((the 27th day of the last month – 4th day of the first month of the lunar calendar), announced the HCMC Information and Communications Department.
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This year’s event themed “Homeland spring with the human warmth” will be held along the main city streets including Mac Thi Buoi, Nguyen Hue, Ngo Duc Ke and the city’s book street located on Nguyen Van Binh Street.
The book fair will be divided into various subjects on every street. Nguyen Hue Boulevard will present to viewers exhibitions of the Party's 92nd founding anniversary (February 3), HCMC’s fight against Covid-19. Ngo Duc Ke and Mac Thi Buoi streets have the subjects of ‘Proud of HCMC’s Children” and “Stimulating the knowledge”.
The HCMC Book Street on Nguyen Van Binh Street will include a book week marking the 92nd anniversary of the establishment of the Communist Party of Vietnam, an exhibition of works and documents of the 13th Party Congress, the introduction of two books of Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, the history and establishment of the Communist Party of Vietnam and the HCMC Party Committee, an exhibition of Tet issues of newspapers and magazines.
A special art performance will take place at 6:30 pm on February 3.
The annual book street festival marking the lunar New Year attracts more than one million visitors each year. It aims to promote reading and increase knowledge of the culture, traditions and tourism of the city, and highlight Vietnamese’s traditional Tet.

By Ho Son – Translated by Kim Khanh

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