The Việt Nam Writers Association has decided to postpone the annual Poetry Day, which is normally held on the 15th day of the first lunar month, due to the continued spread of coronavirus.
HCM City will launch a celebration of National Poetry Day, falling on the 15th day of the first lunar month on February 18-19.
The 15th Poetry Day was held on Saturday at the Temple of Literature, Việt Nam's first national university. This year's festival drew huge crowds of poetry lovers and poets to the landmark Hà Nội site.
Dozens of young poets will present their works at universities and colleges around HCM City on the night of Feb 11 as part of the opening ceremony for National Poetry Day held on the 15th day of the first lunar month.
A US radio show aired the poetry of Vietnamese poet Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai this week to commemorate the 15th Poetry Day of Việt Nam that falls on Saturday.