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Hanoi to suspend entertainment activities to mourn late Party chief
Nhat Minh - Viet An 15:29, 2020/08/13
All the leisure activities in the capital city are requested to be halted on August 14 and 15.

The Hanoi People’s Committee has requested all subordinate bodies and district governments to enforce the suspension of all recreational activities during the two-day national mourning following the passing of former General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Le Kha Phieu.

 Hanoi will suspend entertainment activities to mourn former Party chief. Photo: Kinh te & Do thi

Earlier, the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism issued a dispatch to cities and provinces nationwide on the observance of two-day national mourning, in which the national flag will be hoisted at half-mast in public buildings and all leisure activities suspended.  

Organizations, individuals and entertainment establishments are requested to postpone the art programs, sports competitions and entertainment activities in the city until after August 15.

Lieutenant General Le Kha Phieu, former general secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, passed away on August 7 at the age of 89. The respect-paying ceremony will be held from 8am on August 14 to 12am on August 15, according to a special communique, announced by the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee, the National Assembly, the President, the Government and the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee.

The memorial service will be held at 0:30pm on August 15 at the same location. The burial ceremony will take place at 2pm on the same day at the Mai Dich Cemetery in Hanoi, which is dedicated to high-ranking officials and people with special merits.

At the same time, the respect-paying and memorial ceremonies for Mr. Le Kha Phieu will also be held at the Thong Nhat Hall in Ho Chi Minh City and the 25B Hall on Quang Trung street, Thanh Hoa city, Thanh Hoa province, Mr. Phieu’s hometown.

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