In the opening speech, member of the Ha Noi People’s Committee, Director of the Department of Information and Communications, Nguyen Ngoc Ky said that the festival has been a cultural event during Lunar New Year holiday since 2016, affirming tradition of eager learning and reading of Hanoians.
Taking place from February 7th to 14th, the festival is the opening event of a program featuring a series of activities promoting reading culture in 2019.
During the festival, a wide range of activities are held, such as book exhibition, discussions on books and reading culture, calligraphy performance, talk on calligraphic art, traditional art performances and folk games, etc.
On the opening day, readers participated in a talk on books for Tet with Dr. Nguyen Manh Hung (Thai Ha Book Company) and and exchange with writer Nguyen Thanh Tung (Nha Nam Culture and Communications Company).
Especially, visitors will have also a chance to enjoy Lucky Draw and discount up to 50 percent.
Some images at the opening ceremony:
Delegates visit booths.
The festival attracts various readers.