7th Southern Folk Cake Festival opens in Can Tho

The 7th Southern Folk Cake Festival themed “Origin of traditional cakes” opened at the Investment & Trade Promotion Center in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on April 25.
Người dân và du khách tham dá»± lễ hội                    More than 100,000 visitors join the cake show. (Photo: Sggp)

The event features 200 display booths of local ad international businesses of 20 provinces and cities nationwide, and 8 foreign countries.
There will be a series of cultural activities, such as cake exhibition, folk cake making contest, calligraphy and don ca tai tu (Southern folk music) performances, Miss Mekong Delta pageant, street festival, traditional games and others. 
According to Deputy Chairman of the People’s Committee of Can Tho City Le Van Tam, the cake show aims to introduce traditional cakes of the Mekong Delta region, preserve and promote traditional cuisines and cultural activities of the Vietnam’s South. It is also a chance to promote tourism and cultural potentials of Can Tho city.
More than 100,000 visitors attended the opening ceremony of the event which will run until April 29. Last year’s event attracted over 500,000 visitors.

By NGUYEN THANH – Translated by Kim Khanh

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