|Lotus Village Festival 2022 celebrates birthday of President Ho Chi Minh.
Two music galas will be held at Ho Chi Minh Square in Vinh City on the evenings of May 12 and May 19 to open and close the festival.
Local authorities will lay floral tributes in front of President Ho’s Monument at Ho Chi Minh Square, and offer 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 include a singing competition, a culinary contest on dishes made from lotus, and a photo exhibition showcasing the life and revolutionary career of President Ho, a hero of national liberation, a world cultural celebrity and a historical figure known worldwide.
Performances of Vi-Giam singing, a type of traditional folk music practiced in the central provinces of Nghe An and Ha Tinh, along with traditional games, will also get underway on this occasion.
The festival 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 and resumed last year.