The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism will launch a campaign calling on people across the country to enjoy a two-hour family meal from 5pm on June 26 to mark the 2014 Vietnam Family Day.

Through the programme, the ministry hopes many Vietnamese people will respect warm moments with their families, appreciating the immeasurable value that exists in Vietnamese families.

The event will honour the cultural traditions of Vietnamese people who consider the family meal as an ideal time for family members to discuss morality, lifestyle and their educational or working lives. Jointly held annually by the ministry, the Vietnam Women’s Union and the Central Committee of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union, the day aims to raise public awareness of family values, and honour good family traditions.

The organisers also plan to promote and educate families on patriotic tradition during this year’s event, contributing to safeguarding the country’s sovereignty over its sea and islands.-VNA