A festival will be held in the late President Ho Chi Minh's home village of Sen in Kim Lien Commune in the central province of Nghe An's Nam Dan District from today to Saturday, to celebrate his 122nd birthday.
NGHE AN — A festival will be held in the late President Ho Chi Minh's home village of Sen in Kim Lien Commune in the central province of Nghe An's Nam Dan District from today to Saturday, to celebrate his 122nd birthday.
|Homecoming: Tourists visit Hoang Tru Village in the central province of Nghe An. The President's hometown receives an estimated 2 million visitors annually. — VNS Photo Phuong Hoa |
This year's festival will include an incense-burning ceremony, a ceremony to announce the district's achievements, a singing contest, and traditional music performances.
The festival coincides with President Ho's birthday on May 19 and promotes tourism in Nghe An. The President's hometown receives an estimated 2 million visitors annually. The festival's opening ceremony will be carried live on Viet Nam Television at 8pm tonight.
To mark the President's birthday, the Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands) province of Gia Lai is also holding a photo exhibition entitled President Ho Chi Minh and Party Building, featuring 148 photos and other materials divided into three main topic areas: President Ho Chi Minh – Founder of the Communist Party of Viet Nam; President Ho Chi Minh and Party Building; and efforts of Gia Lai Province's leaders to build the local Party organisation consistent with Ho's teachings.
The exhibition aims to encourage people from all social strata to participate in Party-building work to improve the Party's leadership and prevent moral degradation of each Party member, calling upon them to maintain their role as the vanguard in national reconstruction.
The exhibition will run until next Friday, May 25, at the Ho Chi Minh Museum in Gia Lai Province.
As the birthday approaches, many people also visit the Ho Chi Minh Museum in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, which has a collection of 1,300 photos and documents on display. Nguyen Sinh Cung, Ho Chi Minh's name at the time, spent much of his youth in Thua Thien-Hue. — VNS