Can Tho gears up for 6th southern cake festival

The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho is preparing for the sixth southern traditional cake festival which is scheduled to take place from April 6-9, 2017.

ttxvn_banh1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

The municipal People’s Committee along with the Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism, the Investment-Trade-Tourism Promotion Centre, and the International Exhibition Fair Centre held a working session in the city on November 29 to discuss preparations for the event.

The festival will house 150 pavilions featuring over 200 types of traditional cakes and specialities of different regions in the country.

In particular, 50 stalls will introduce traditional cakes of ASEAN member countries.

More than 160,000 visitors are expected to participate in the event.

Highlights of the festival will include cake-making performances and contests, folk games, southern folk music and dances.

Standing Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Van Tam said the festival aims to promote the traditional values of southern gastronomy./.



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