Fri, 17 Apr 2015. Last updated Fri, 24 Apr 2015 23:22
The Vietnam Southern Folk Cake Festival gradually becomes a trademark attached with Can Tho tourism, like Da Nang International Fireworks Competition, Dalat Flower Festival, or Kites Festival in Vung Tau... This year's festival themed "Southern Folk Cake towards integration" opens a modern and creative culinary space, but remains typical traditional features of Southern Vietnam. The Southern Folk Cake Festival in Can Tho will be held from April 27 to May 1, 2015 at Con Cai Khe Roundabout in Ninh Kieu District of Can Tho City.
This is one of important traditional cultural festivals in Can Tho to introduce and promote Southern food culture to international community. All products are typical folk cakes made of rice, vegetables, and fruit... This is a chance for locals and tourists to visit and entertain. It is also an opportunity for enterprises and production units to improve, set up and promulgate their own trademarks associated with tourism activities to meet the demands of investment and development of Can Tho folk cake, contributing to the economic efficiency of artisans and production units in Can Tho in particular and in Southern Vietnam in general.
The highlight of this year's festival is the multi-color culinary cultural space with traditional values; therefore, beside the participation of local artisans, there are many artisans from neighboring countries or countries in Asia such as Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand... Tourists will have chances to exchange and enjoy a various Can Tho food culture, outstanding art culture of ethnic groups in Southern Vietnam such as Kinh, Cham, Chinese, and Khmer... With a larger scale, the 4th Can Tho Folk Cake Festival is expected to have about 70,000 visitors. One of the most exciting activities in this festival is cooking the biggest Xeo Cake with the diameter of 1.9 meters. The activity will take place from 19:00 to 20:00 on April 27. In addition, at the festival, there are many interesting programs and activities for visitors to join.
At the briefings conference of Party Committee, People's Council, People's Committee and the Can Tho Committee of Vietnam Fatherland Front taking place on April, Mr. Nguyen Quang Nghi - Director of Can Tho People's Committee Office said that at the end of April, Can Tho would host Folk Cake Festival. Vietnam Southern Folk Cake Festival 2015 will be held from April 27 to May 1 with the scale of 100 booths, including foreign ones. The festival will be the convergence of more than 100 kinds of cake and 50 local specialties. Obviously, Can Tho cuisine and Southern cuisine are full of delicious and traditional dishes. The skillfulness and creativity of Can Tho people contribute to the diversity of Southern cuisine on the line of integration.