Nearly 1,000 OVs to attend 'Homeland Spring'
Around 1,000 Overseas Vietnamese (OVs) will join the programme 'Xuan Que Huong' (Homeland Spring) 2015 which is scheduled to take place in Ho Chi Minh City on February 7-8.
The information was released at a press briefing in HCM City on January 30 by the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs (COVA) under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
During the event, the participating OVs will visit Cu Chi tunnels, offer incense to commemorate fallen soldiers at Ben Duoc Memorial Temple, and attend a banquet to welcome the Lunar New Year and talks on OVs’ contribution to national integration and development.
Party and State leaders and OVs will offer incense to Hung Kings at a temple in the National Cultural and Historical Park and to President Ho Chi Minh’s statue at Nha Rong Wharf, and release carps into Tau Hu-Ben Nghe Canal.
State President Truong Tan Sang will attend the Homeland Spring 2015 art performance and convey New Year wishes to OVs.
COVA and the Hanoi People’s Committee will organise a number of activities for OVs who do not have a chance to join the programme in HCM City, such as a tour of Tan Cuong-Thai Nguyen Tea cultural space and Bat Trang ceramic craft village and other activities at the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism.VOV