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Festival celebrates Viet Nam’s family values

Update: June, 21/2016 - 09:00
Cook off: Housewives join a cooking contest during Việt Nam Family Day 2016 at the Vân Hồ Exhibition Centre. — Photo courtesy of the organiser
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Diverse activities will be organised to mark Việt Nam Family Day 2016 (June 28) and praise the strong bond that exists in families.

The celebration started with “love connection” stations at Nội Bài International Airport, Hoàn Kiếm Lake and Vân Hồ Exhibition Centre in Hà Nội from June 14.

The activities are geared towards those who are busy with work and earning a living, who have less time for their families. They expressed their emotions by phone to their relatives. It’s an opportunity for participants to write their hopes for their family, and take photos.

Their moving stories were recorded for a screening at the Việt Nam Family Day celebration which will be held at Vân Hồ Exhibition Centre, 2 Hoa Lư Street, Hà Nội, on June 25-28.

There will also be an exhibition of photos and documents about family affairs and sweet memories, a cooking contest, a stand on books and publications in the field of family, and an exhibition of handicrafts.

During the four-day event, visitors will have a chance to meet health consultants and join workshops on health care, life skills for young people and family issues in the modern era.

A special art performance will be held at the main stage of the centre with participation from singer Kyo York and Nhật Minh, winner of the Đồ Rê Mí Children’s Singing Contest 2013.

A highlight of Việt Nam Family Day will take place on June 26 at the Hà Nội Opera House, hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. The ceremony will include music performances and talks from activists in domestic violence campaigns.

“Families help preserve national cultural identity and tradition, that’s the reason why we have to build up a cultured and civilised foundation for each family,” said Vice Minister of Culture Đặng Thị Bích Liên.

“This year marks 15 years of celebrating Family Day. The celebration is organised nationwide and gets many people involved, that’s the difference between previous years, we used to just hold a ceremony on big stages.” — VNS


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