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Cần Thơ celebrates Reunification Day

Update: April, 29/2021 - 09:10
Visitors view an exhibition of 1,000 books and documents called “Hiền Tài Đất Việt” (Great Vietnamese People) organised by the Cần Thơ City Library until May 24. VNA/VNS Photo by Ánh Tuyết

HCM CITY – The Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta City of Cần Thơ is hosting a series of cultural events to celebrate the 46th anniversary of South Việt Nam's liberation and Reunification Day (April 30).

The photo exhibition Ngày Hội Non Sông (National Celebration Day) is showcasing 60 black-and-white and colour photos and 100 documents on the late President Hồ Chí Minh and the elections of deputies to the National Assembly (NA) and People’s Councils.

The exhibits also feature Cần Thơ’s achievements in economy, society and culture, and international integration.

Nguyễn Khánh Tùng, director of the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, said: “The exhibition raises people’s awareness about the important role of the National Assembly and People’s Council in the political system of Việt Nam to prepare and ensure the success of the 15th NA and People's Council at all levels for the 2021-26 tenure.”

The Cần Thơ Library is also presenting an exhibition of 1,000 books and documents called Hiền Tài Đất Việt (Great Vietnamese People).

The exhibition displays works on President Hồ Chí Minh’s life, thought, morality and lifestyle.

It also features portraits of the Communist Party and Government leaders, national heroes and people who have made great contributions to national development.

The two exhibitions are open to the public until May 24.

Cần Thơ Pedestrian Street will open in Ninh Kiều District on May 1. VNA/VNS Photo by Ánh Tuyết

In addition, the city will launch its first pedestrian street in Ninh Kiều District on May 1.

The street at Ninh Kiều Park in Cần Thơ City will be set up in three sections.

One section will be used to introduce local cuisine and tourism products, while another will be planned for music and dance performances, especially for tài tử, traditional music that originated in southern Việt Nam over 100 years ago.

A section for traditional games and festivities will also be set up.

The pedestrian street will have a statue of President Hồ Chí Minh where celebrations of the country’s ceremonial days will occur.

Nguyễn Ngọc Ánh, deputy chairman of the Ninh Kiều District’s People’s Committee, said: “The pedestrian street initially will be open from 6-10pm every Saturday.”

It might open on Saturday and Sunday or daily later, depending on the situation, he added. – VNS

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