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International free hug day in Hà Nội

Update: August, 04/2018 - 09:00
Hundreds of Vietnamese youths participated in the International Free Hug Day last year.
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — International Free Hugs Day will take place on Sunday at Savico Megamall in Long Biên District, Hà Nội.

Entitled Little Things Called Love, the event will be organised by the international non-governmental organisation Free Hugs Vietnam from 2pm to 6pm. The main activities of the festival will include a flashmob dance, concert and group games.

Singer Ngô Lan Hương of The Voice 2017 and music bands from high schools including TMC - Trương Định Music Club will perform at the event.

The International Free Hug Day 2017 participants released ballons at the end of the day. Photos courtesy of the organisation board

This is the fifth International Free Hugs Day held in Việt Nam. This year, more than 400 volunteers will participate in the event. They are students from high schools, colleges and universities around Hà Nội. Founded in 2007, Free Hugs Vietnam has attracted about 20,000 participants, mostly high school and university students.

Colourful Free Hug boards with the message Little Things Called Love will be hung at the megamall.

In 2004, the Free Hugs Campaign was initiated by Juan Mann in Australia. Currently, the programme has spread to over 80 countries including Việt Nam. — VNS

 

 

 

 

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