School students pass by an emblem decoration that has been set up by Hoàn Kiếm Lake to celebrate the 1010th anniversary of Thăng Long - Hà Nội. A series of cultural activities have been held during this occasion. — VNS Photo Trương Vị
HÀ NỘI — A special art performance gathering hundreds of artists and performers will be held on Hà Nội’s Liberation Day on October 10.
The performance is part of a series of cultural activities to celebrate the 1,010th anniversary of Thăng Long – Hà Nội will take place at the Lý Thái Tổ Park by the Hoàn Kiếm Lake, in front of the statue of the city’s founder. The event will be aired live on Hà Nội TV’s channel H1.
The series also includes events marking the 60th anniversary of the friendship relations of Hà Nội - Huế - HCM City.
An exhibition entitled 'Hà Nội - Huế - Sài Gòn, History and Development' with more than 300 photos and documents showing the history, socio-economical achievements and friendship of the three cities will be open to the public until October 15 at the Temple of Literature.
Alongside the exhibition, talks and an art and music performance at the Hà Nội Opera House, also have been held, attracting hundreds of audience to attend.
The 1010th celebration also includes a photo exhibition on the theme 'Thăng Long - Hà Nội - Converging and Spreading the Quintessence of National Culture'. Featuring images of the city through different phases of its development, the exhibition aims to arouse local people’s pride in the historical and cultural traditions of the city.
Talking about the exhibition, Deputy Chairwoman of the Hà Nội’s People Committee, Phùng Thị Hồng Hà said: “The exhibition helps everyone to have a deeper look about Hà Nội – a friendly and dynamic city. The photos present vividly and truthfully different moments of life in Hà Nội and its people.”
According to her, the 70 photos presented at the exhibition were selected from hundreds sent to the organisers.
Also in celebration of the city, books including Văn Hiến Thăng Long – Bằng Chứng Khảo Cổ Học (Thăng Long Civilisation – Archaeological Evidences), Quận, Huyện Xưa Và Nay (Districts – Now and Then) and Định Đô Thăng Long – Tầm Nhìn Thiên Niên Kỷ (Thăng Long’s Relocation – A Millennium Vision), have been published to offer scholars and researchers a deeper look into the city’s history.
A seminar on Ngô Quyền (897-944) – the first king of the Ngô Dynasty in Vietnamese history, will also be held. Ngô Quyền, also a legendary general, in 938, led Vietnamese troops to defeat invaders from China during a historical battle on Bạch Đằng River. The victory opened a long period of Vietnamese independence.
A calligraphy exhibition with more than 100 works inspired by famous literature works about Thăng Long — Hà Nội, is also taking place at the Literature Temple until October 10.
Other activities such as Hà Nội Singing Contest 2020, Hà Nội Stage Performance Festival 2020 and Lion Dance Festival are also set to amaze. — VNS