Co-organised by the Ho Chi Minh City Municipal Department of Tourism, the municipal Department of Industry and Trade and the Vietnam Culinary Association, this year’s event runs from January 21-24.
The event aims to honour cultural values and cuisine, as well as customs and anecdotes during the country’s biggest traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.
Tet Festival 2021 will focus on giving families, especially children and young people, the opportunity to experience the traditional Tet holiday and learn more about the meaning of Tet and the rituals during Tet holiday.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Vice Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Phan Thi Thang shared her belief that this year’s festival will help diversify tourism products of the city, creating a joyful atmosphere on the threshold of the Lunar New Year festival; opening a new year with many determinations to successfully implement the tasks set out.
The event is not only an important activity for the tourism and trade industry, but also an opportunity to introduce the traditional cultural activities of the nation, contributing to the promotion of Vietnam’s unique culture among international friends, she added.
Tet dishes across the country are being served at the event, which is set to feature about 150 pavilions.
In particular, in order to enhance the spirit of international cooperation, the festival will also include Korean and Japanese cuisine this year.