Secretary of the Vung Tau Provincial People’s Committee, Tran Dinh Khoa, announced an upcoming event celebrating the region’s coastal cultural heritage. This festival aims to preserve traditional values while boosting domestic and international tourism and fostering local economic growth.

The highlight of the festival will be an artistic performance on the evening of May 25, showcasing the region’s cultural richness.

Attendees can also indulge in a unique culinary experience at a trade fair with 300 booths offering fresh seafood and beverages. The event will feature traditional dishes made from local rice, such as bánh khọt (moulded rice cake) and bánh canh (rice noodle soup with a southern twist).

A range of activities are scheduled for May 23-24, including the ‘Minishow The Luminous Harmony Show’, a yoga performance, and informative talks. These talks will emphasize the significance of Vietnam’s seas and islands while showcasing the region’s marine economic strengths.

A notable feature of the festival is the Ao Dai parade on May 24, where 500 people donning the elegant traditional long dress will assemble on Quang Trung coastal road in Vung Tau city. This parade will not only celebrate the beauty of Vietnamese culture but also assert the country’s sovereignty over the Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagos, with participants forming an ‘S’ shape to symbolize Vietnam’s maritime boundaries.