A drum performance by the Vietnam Tuong (Classical Drama) Theatre on June 23 in Hanoi opened Vietnam Family Festival 2013.

Under the theme of connecting love in Vietnamese families, the festival will be held until June 28 at the Vietnamese Culture and Arts Exhibition Centre, 2 Hoa Lu Street , with a wide range of activities, including exhibitions, exchanges and art performances.

Hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the festival marks Vietnam Family Day (June 28), part of the Vietnam Year of Family 2013 launched in February by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.

Psychologists, consultants and outstanding families will share their experiences in maintaining and fostering the family happiness, educating children and protecting young families.

A ceremony to honour outstanding cultural families among ethnic groups living in the capital will be held on June 27 while art performances will take place every night during the festival.

Parents and children will be entertained by a fair, a cooking class and book readings.-VNA