Hanoi receives 1,000th birthday gifts

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Hanoi on Wednesday began accepting gifts from individuals and organizations that will be exhibited as part of the capital city's celebration of its millennial anniversary in October.

The gifts, not limited in shape, size, type or materials, will be gathered and presented at an exhibition called "Hearts for Thang Long Hanoi".

Hanoi was called Thang Long a thousand years ago when the city became Vietnam's capital.

According to Hanoi Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism that is organizing the exhibition, many individuals and organizations have expressed the desire to donate precious or special items they've collected or created themselves to the thousand-year-old city.

The department said it will receive items that are healthy, carefully made, highly durable and accompanied with a note explaining its meaning and significance.

The gifts can include literary works, musical pieces and architectural designs.

All gifts will receive a recognition note from the department and several special ones will be selected for special acknowledgement by the city People's Committee, the department said.

The items will be on public display from October 1-10, and will then be transferred to the Hanoi Museum.

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