Oct 01, 2019 / 13:47

Book festival to mark Hanoi's liberation anniversary

The Hanoitimes - The Hanoi People’s Committee will debut the book titled “Hanoi – 20 years of the city for peace” at the opening ceremony.

A book festival themed “Hanoi - The City for Peace” will be held at the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long on October 2-6 to mark the 65th anniversary of the Capital’s Liberation Day (October 10). 
 
Book festival at the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long. Photo: Department of Culture and Sport.
Book festival at the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long. Photo: Department of Culture and Sport.
Domestic publishing houses and book distributors, fourteen foreign publishing businesses from Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia, among others, as well as some embassies in Hanoi will participate in the fourth holding of this festival to exhibit their books and join a cultural exchange program. 

Under the framework of the festival, the Hanoi People’s Committee will debut the book titled “Hanoi – 20 years of the city for peace” at the opening ceremony. 

The books will be displayed at eye catching positions while some 200 standard pavilions for publishing houses to make publicity and showcasing educational playthings will be placed at an open-air space across the main entrance. 

The event also features some workshops gathering well-known authors, art programs, storytelling program, English workshop and a panel on astronomy, among others. 

Besides, on October 6 at the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, there will be a program titled Memories of Autumn featuring a series of activities including a procession of photos of historical witnesses and their families, artistic performances and a historical flag hoisting ceremony.