A wide range of activities are scheduled to take place, including a photo exhibition highlighting the northern mountainous region and cultural performances by local ethnic minority groups.

The highlight of the event will be a trade fair featuring 100 booths showcasing One Commune One Product (OCOP) items, such as Shan Tuyet tea.

A ceremony will be held to honor the Shan Tuyet tea trees in Suoi Giang commune of Van Chan district, which have been officially recognized as Vietnam Heritage Trees.

Craftsmen will demonstrate various tea-making techniques during a tea party, and an auction of tea products will also be held to promote local specialties to visitors.

Suoi Giang commune in Van Chan district, Yen Bai province, located at an elevation of 1,400 meters above sea level with a cool climate year-round, is renowned for its Shan Tuyet tea.

Van Chan district is home to over 1,500 hectares of Shan Tuyet tea plants, with Suoi Giang commune having the largest growing area of approximately 700 hectares.

Shan Tuyet fresh tea buds are typically covered with ‘lanugo’ and after being processed, they develop a milky layer of ‘snow’ with a delightful aroma, earning them the name “Shan Tuyet” or “Snow Shan” in English.

This will be the inaugural Shan Tuyet tea festival, aiming to promote Shan Tuyet tea products to both domestic and international tourists.

The event will be held in conjunction with the Muong Lo culture and tourism festival and the cultural festival of ethnic minorities in Yen Bai province in 2023.