The Southern Fruit Festival 2014

Fruit_FestivalAfter 9 years of organizing, the Southern Fruit Festival has become the most awaited cultural event of Hồ Chí Minh City every summer.

The festival aims to honor achievements in agricultural sector of Southern and Vietnamese people at the same time contribute to promoting and introducing Hồ Chí Minh City to international and domestic visitors.

The Southern Fruit Festival 2014 is expected to open on 1 June 2014 in Suối Tiên Cultural Park (120 Hà Nội Highway, District 9, Hồ Chí Minh City) and last until 8 June 2014.

It will attract the participations of trade-tourism businesses, agriculture import- export units, gardeners, artisans from 21 provinces and cities in the Southern region and neighbors, especially consulates of countries in Hồ Chí Minh City such as the United States, Japan, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand, Republic of Korea, India, Malaysia…

Coming to the festival, visitors will have opportunity to participate in market of fruit and craft products with about 50 stalls introducing and selling fruit specialties such as Hoàng Gia pomelo (Vĩnh Long Province); Hoàng Hậu dragon fruit (Long An Province); Lục Ngạn lychee (Bắc Giang Province); Cái Môn durian (Bến Tre Province); Sa Đéc star apple, Hòa Lộc mango (Đồng Tháp Province); Vĩnh Kim seedless guava (Tiền Giang Province); Lái Thiêu mangosteen (Bình Dương Province); Tân Triều Biên Hòa pomelo, Long Thành jackfruit, Vĩnh Cửu orange (Đồng Nai Province); Sa Pa peach (Lào Cai Province); plum (Lạng Son Province); custard apple (Tây Ninh Province); Hoàng Kim melon (Hậu Giang Province)…

At this year’s festival, Hồ Chí Minh City Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism will continue to coordinate with Suoi Tien Cultural Tourist Corporation to organize the 5th contest of Southern delicious and safe fruit with the participations of gardeners, cooperatives and enterprises from 21 provinces and cities in the South.

In the framework of the contest, besides two main parts including the contest of delicious and safe fruit and the exhibition on uncommon fruit, there are also the workshop “Exchanging, connecting supply and demand to build consumer channel of  Southern fruit”, farmer quiz, lucky draw…

The festival also attracts visitors by many cultural performances on fruit (fruit fashion parade, fruit carnival, visual arts with fruit), display and exhibition on lotus, folk games, especially the show of don ca tai tu to honor the unique art type recognized by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

THU GIANG 

Source: Tourism Information Technology Centre

 

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