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Next week: Viet Nam's most important festival of the year, Tet (Lunar New Year), will be celebrated in a fortnight. Among many activities organised for the festival nationwide are trade fairs, like the Spring 2014 Trade Fair that will be held at the Giang Vo Exhibition Centre in Ha Noi between January 18 and 28.
The trade fairs aim to display Vietnamese specialties and highlight traditional Tet traditional customs for the enjoyment of both domestic and international visitors. However, it has been noticed that few foreigners visit the trade fairs held across the country.
As an expat living in Viet Nam, please share with us your thoughts about the trade fairs. Have you visited them? If you have, what are your impressions? If not, why not?
Do you think the fairs serve well their stated aims of introducing Vietnamese specialties and traditional Tet traditional customs? Do you think such events are a good way to introduce Viet Nam to international visitors?
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