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Apr 21, 2023 / 23:24

Vietnam Book and Reading Culture Day observed in Ho Chi Minh City

The southern metropolis celebrated the nationwide event with an array of activities joined by a large number of participants who are publishing professionals and readers.

Vietnam Book and Reading Culture Day [April 21] was observed in Ho Chi Minh City with a variety of topics that drew interest from the general public.

The week-long event is considered a festival for book producers and readers nationwide and will last a week from mid-April in some big cities nationwide, including Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hue, and Danang.

This year's event in Ho Chi Minh City becomes remarkable with the participation of well-known writers and celebrities who help promote the reading culture. Among the ambassadors of Vietnam Book and Reading Culture Day are 103-year-old researcher Nguyen Dinh Tu and 1st runner-up Thuy Van.

The event displayed ten of thousands of books and marked a series of activities joined by a large crowd.

 Vietnam Book and Reading Culture Day observed in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuyet Nguyen/Mekong Environment Forum (MEF)
 A banner that reads each citizen is an ambassador promoting reading culture. Photo: Tuyet Nguyen/MEF 
 Books of various kinds available at the event. Photo: Tuyet Nguyen/MEF 
 Different options for readers. Photo: Tuyet Nguyen/MEF 
 Many kinds of books are on discount. Photo: Tuyet Nguyen/MEF   
 An interesting idea – book bus that conveys the message: a journey of knowledge and future. Photo: Tuyet Nguyen/MEF  
 Posters introduce typical books of Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuyet Nguyen/MEF
 A highlight of the event. Photo: Tuyet Nguyen/MEF
 Paper for calligraphy. Photo: Tuyet Nguyen/MEF 

 Postcards and teaching tools. Photo: Tuyet Nguyen/MEF
 A talkshow on architecture of south Vietnam...
 attracts many visitors. Photo: Tuyet Nguyen/MEF
 Visitors who promote reading culture share e-books at the event. Photo: Tuyet Nguyen/MEF