Ha Noi to host cultural festival conveying message of peace
Update: Oct 09, 2014
A 'Peace Culture Festival' will be held at Ly Thai To flower garden, Ha Noi on October 12 aiming to promote the cultural values of the capital city, according to Ha Noi Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

The event is among the activities scheduled to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Ha Noi's Liberation Day and 15th anniversary Ha Noi being recognised as 'The City for Peace' by UNESCO.

As many as 2,000 people including 1,000 representatives from international organisations and embassies in Ha Noi will attend the festival taking place from 7am to 10pm, October 12.

The highlight of the event is an exhibition space showcasing images, objects and documentary films on the scenes and people in Ha Noi under the themes 'the city for peace'; equality in the community; urban construction; living environment protection; promotion of culture and education development; and caring and educating the younger generations.

In addition, about 1,000 students and youth will join a walk for peace on the day of the festival. A 'peace wing' picture measuring 3mx4m will be installed on which children can write their wishes.

Many other activities will be held during the event including street art performances, a painting contest themed 'I Love Ha Noi - City for Peace', traditional martial arts performances, balloon release, and a pigeon release among others.