The Young Family Festival was held in Ho Chi Minh City on June 28 in response to the Vietnam Family Day.

Apart from various activities, young families from across the city joined a forum dubbed “Family Culture in the Modern Era”, during which they had a chance to talk with experts about ways to care for children and ways to deal with family disputes to maintain happiness.

According to the organising board, the event aims to create an opportunity for members of young families to understand each other better while serving as a playground for families to exchange and learn to build family happiness and preserve the traditional value of Vietnamese families.

The festival, jointly held by the Vietnam Youth Federation in Ho Chi Minh City and the city’s Youth Culture House, also provided families with useful knowledge and information on educating their children.

The same day, the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu also organised a competition to make a family meal.

As many as 18 teams from provincial departments and localities vied in cooking a meal for four people in 60 minutes that cost less than 300,000 VND. Husbands also demonstrated their cooking skills as a way to share household chores with their wives.

June 28 was made Vietnam Family Day in 2011 and the day has been celebrated nationwide every year.-VNA