A procession of Uncle Ho’s portraits was held in Nam Dan district in the central province of Nghe An on May 15 as part of activities in Ho Chi Minh’s homeland to celebrate his 120 th birthday.

Delegations from 28 cities and provinces and local people attended the procession that started the Sen Village Festival, a national-level event named after the village where the nation’s beloved leader was born in 1890.

The festival also aims to urge Vietnamese people to learn from and follow Uncle Ho’s ideology, and introduce Nghe An’s image to international friends.

The same day, another event, an exposition entitled "Ho Chi Minh’s heritage in today’s time", was also opened in the capital city of Hanoi .

The exposition, jointly held by the Ho Chi Minh Museum, the Vietnam Revolution Museum , the Party Central Committee’s Office, the Overseas Party Committee and the National Archives, displays nearly 400 selected documents, objects, films and photos of Ho Chi Minh including those contributed by the overseas Vietnamese community.

Numerous rare documents and objects are introduced to the public for the first time, said organisers, adding that they will help the public know more about his great contributions to the country.

The exposition will close on August 15./.