Book Street Festival opens to bookworms during Tet holiday

11:57 | 01/02/2022 Culture & Tourism

Ho Chi Minh City’s Book Street Festival has opened to residents and tourists in order to mark the traditional Lunar New Year festival, known locally as Tet.

The event is taking place across four streets in the southern city, including Mac Thi Buoi, Nguyen Hue, Ngo Duc Ke, and Nguyen Van Binh.

On display in each street are various publications, documents, and photos which aim to celebrate the 92nd anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of Vietnam and mirror Ho Chi Minh City in its battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Visitors will be able to discover many interesting and useful books, along with photos about late President Ho Chi Minh and the country’s sea and islands

The book stalls set up at the event have been decorated to feature yellow apricots and chrysanthemums pots, attracting a large number of people eager to visit and take pictures.

Visitors to the festival are required to abide by pandemic preventive measures, including making health declarations, checking body temperature, and wearing face masks.

The event is scheduled to last through to February 4.

Theo VOV