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Tết traditions, specialties on show at HCM City festival

The Tết Việt (Vietnamese Lunar New Year) Festival that is taking place in HCM City features a wide range of cultural, cuisine and tourism activities.

 

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Visitors at the Tết Việt (Vietnamese Lunar New Year) Festival being held from January 18 to 21 in HCM City. VNA/

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HCM CITY — The Tết Việt (Vietnamese Lunar New Year) Festival that is taking place in HCM City features a wide range of cultural, cuisine and tourism activities.

The annual event is organised by the city Departments of Tourism and Industry and Trade and the Việt Nam Culinary Culture Association.

More than 100 typical dishes from around the country made by renowned chefs promise a unique cuisine experience at the event, which also showcases regional Tết specialties for locals and foreigners.

The event has nearly 100 booths.

Speaking at the opening ceremony on Thursday, deputy chairman of the city People’s Committee, Nguyễn Văn Dũng, said the event offers a joyful and vivid experience of the Tết culture and customs across the country.

More than 80 businesses are participating, he said.

Nguyễn Quốc Kỳ, president of the Việt Nam Culinary Culture Association, said the festival features various activities to showcase traditional culture and customs.

It also promotes Vietnamese cuisine to foreign visitors, he said.

The four-day event at the Lê Văn Tám Park in District 1 is expected to attract 80,000 visitors. —

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