Two music galas will be held at Ho Chi Minh Square in Vinh City on the evenings of May 12th and 19th to open and close the festival. These galas will feature a number of songs that illustrate the life and revolutionary career of President Ho Chi Minh. Audiences will be treated to a spectacular celebration of Vietnam’s culture and history.
Local authorities will pay homage to the late President Ho Chi Minh by laying floral tributes in front of his Monument at Ho Chi Minh Square. Further, they will offer incense at the Kim Lien relic site and Chung Son Temple in Kim Lien commune, Nam Dan district, which was the President’s hometown.
The festival will also consist of many cultural activities, such as a singing competition, a culinary contest on dishes made from lotus, and a photo exhibition showcasing the life and revolutionary career of President Ho Chi Minh – a hero of national liberation, world cultural celebrity, and a historical figure renowned around the globe.
Performances of Vi-Giam singing, a type of traditional folk music that is practiced in the central provinces of Nghe An and Ha Tinh, as well as traditional games, will take place on this special occasion. This type of traditional folk music, which is unique to the region, has been passed down through generations and continues to captivate audiences today. As people gather to take in the performances, they will be treated to a truly unique and memorable experience.
The festival has been held annually in Nghe An province since 1981, providing a platform for people from all backgrounds to come together and express their admiration and gratitude for President Ho. It was unfortunately postponed in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but happily resumed last year.