Fifth Vietnam Book Day features exciting activities

April 19, 2018 | 01:51 pm GMT+7

The 5th Viet Nam Book Day 2018 officially kicked off at Thong Nhat Park in Hanoi on April 18, featuring nearly 20 events with different themes.



The opening ceremony was attended by Politburo member, Secretary of the Party Central Committee (PCC) and head of the PCC's Communication and Education Commission, Vo Van Thuong.
At the event, Minister of Information and Communications Truong Minh Tuan said that the organisation of Vietnam Book Day reflects Vietnam’s passion for culture and launches a nationwide reading movement. In the 4 years since it was first organised, Vietnam Book Day has become a cultural event, treasured by the community, and bringing practical values and effects, he added.
As part of activities for the launch of the fifth Vietnam Book Day 2018, a literature festival was held at Thong Nhat Park in Hanoi, from April 18-24.
On the theme of ‘Books with families’, the festival will feature hundreds of booths set up by numerous publishing houses and printing companies nationwide.
In addition, a wide variety of activities will be held to celebrate 2018’s Vietnam Book Day, including the introduction of writers, seminars and exchanges between readers and writers, as well as forums on books and political and cultural events.
On the occasion, a month of publishing books will also be held around the country from April 1 to May 1, featuring the participation of numerous publishing houses.
Under the Prime Minister's Decision No. 284 / QD-TTg (February 24, 2014), April 21 was selected as Vietnam Book Day.