One of the year's most prominent cultural events in Vietnam, Europe Days is returning this week and once again featuring a variety of activities, ranging from a literature conference to a laser show.
The three-week long event will be launched on Thursday with literature workshops in Hanoi, according to a press release issued by the Delegation of the European Union to Vietnam.
Over four days, there will be readings and discussions involving new publications, including crime novels, short stories, and graphic novels.
German band The Red Socks Brass Quintett will hold concerts in both the capital city and Ho Chi Minh City from Friday to Sunday.
Meanwhile, a laser light show meant for marking the Europe Day (May 9), and the 25th anniversary since Vietnam and the EU established their diplomatic relations will be available in Hanoi only.
Other highlights of the event include a food festival and an exhibition showcasing works by award-winning German graphic artist Reinhard Kleist.
The most-anticipated activity, a film festival, will kick off in Hanoi, the central city of Da Nang and HCMC on May 15,16 and 17, respectively.
It will feature 13 films of different genres, ranging from romance to documentary, but all about normal people in Europe. Among them will be Poland's Ida, which won 2015 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.
On the last day, May 27, Vietnamese and Dutch composers will together reproduce German classic horror silent movie Nosferatu on stage as a film concert in Hanoi.