National Poetry Day postponed due to coronavirus

The Vietnam Writers Association has decided to postpone the annual Poetry Day, which is normally held on the 15th day of the first lunar month, due to the continued spread of coronavirus.

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People release balloons with verses on Poetry Day 2019. — Photo hanoimoi.com.vn

The organisers will announce the new date for the event when the threat posed by the virus subsides.

On his Facebook account, poet Tran Dang Khoa, deputy president of the association, said this is a necessary decision as the disease spreads more and more widely.

 

Khoa wrote that this year’s Poetry Day was set to welcome hundreds of visitors from all around the world to visit various destinations including Hue, Ha Long and Hanoi.

The organisers’ decision aims to ensure safety for international guests, locals and poetry fans all around the country.

The Poetry Day was due to take place nationwide on Saturday, February 8. The organisers planned to write 50 meaningful verses on red silk and have artists to perform poems on stage. — VNS

 
 

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