VN fruit festival to take place in April

About VND15 billion (over US$800,000) will be the total estimated cost to organize Vietnam’s first national fruit festival, set to take place April 19-24, said Nguyen Van Khang, deputy chairman of the Tien Giang Province People’s Committee.

File photo shows fruit in the Mekong Delta

The festival, funded mainly by sponsors, will be held in the Mekong Delta Province of Tien Giang and will include 700 stalls showcasing a host of domestic fruits.

The event will also offer seminars on new opportunities and challenges for Vietnamese fruit growers; eco-tourism in relation to domestic fruit growing; and enhancing the value of Vietnamese fruit.

In addition, the festival will feature culture and art programs related to the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi; the largest map of Vietnam to be made out of fruit; and the country’s longest dragon drawn in graffiti art.

Visitors can also sample a variety of unique fruit dishes; attend a competition for the most safe and delicious fruit; and take in a firecracker show.

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By Huynh Loi – Translated by Thu Thuy

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