Two music galas will be held at Ho Chi Minh Square in Vinh City on the evenings of May 11 and May 19 in order to mark the opening and closing of the festival. They will feature many songs which illustrate the life and revolutionary career of President Ho.

Local authorities will make floral tributes in front of President Ho’s Monument at Ho Chi Minh Square, as well as offering incense at Kim Lien relic site and Chung Son Temple in Kim Lien commune of Nam Dan district – the hometown of the late President.

The festival will also consist of many cultural activities, including a singing competition, a culinary contest on dishes made from lotus flowers, as well as painting and photo exhibitions showcasing the life and revolutionary career of President Ho, a hero of national liberation, a world cultural celebrity, and a historical figure known worldwide.

Volleyball and traditional martial arts tournaments will also get underway as part of the occasion.

Furthermore, a marathon gathering around 3,000 runners from across the country will be organised, with the total prize money on offer worth up to VND500 million.

It has been held annually in Nghe An province since 1981, allowing people from all walks of life to come and show their love and respect for President Ho. It was postponed in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic before resuming again in 2022.