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Cần Thơ holds spring festival celebrating the countryside

Update: January, 13/2017 - 16:00
Artists singing Đờn Ca Tài Tử tunes at the festival “Spring Colour in the Countryside” in Cần Thơ City. – Photo
Viet Nam News

CẦN THƠ — The Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta city of Cần Thơ yesterday opened the “Spring Colour in the Countryside” festival at the Cần Thơ City Museum to celebrate Tết (Lunar New Year). 

The festival features the activities of traditional craft villages and the culinary culture of the Kinh people as well as the Hoa and Khmer ethnic groups.

Artisans and their traditional handicrafts such as knitting, mat weaving and carving are also part of the festivities.

Visitors can watch cooking demonstrations, including the making of traditional cakes like bánh xèo (rice pancakes folded in half and filled with shrimp, meat and bean sprouts), bánh tét (cylinder-shaped glutinous-rice cakes filled with green bean paste and pork), palm sugar cakes, and radish cakes.

The art of calligraphy, folk games and performances of Đờn Ca Tài Tử music and songs will also take place. The festival ends on January 16. — VNS











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