Festival to highlight Vietnam’s rice tradition

Some 100 rice dishes from around the country will be showcased at Hat Lua Que Toi (My country’s rice grain), a cultural-culinary festival to be held this week at the Binh Quoi Tourist Village in Ho Chi Minh City.

Pho- one of Vietnam’s rice tradition

At the three-day festival that opens Friday, “vendors” will peddle their goods by crying out as they do on streets everywhere in Vietnam.

Visitors can also see farmers hard at work, tilling, cultivating, harvesting, and drying rice.

The festival, open from 5 pm to 10 pm daily, will also feature folk games, traditional art performances like “Dan ca Nam Bo” (folk music of the south), “Cai luong” (Reformed Theatre), and “Hat boi” (Vietnamese opera).

Traditional craft villages, where artisans will make ceramics, knit mats, and make other handicrafts, will be recreated.

Tickets costing VND220,000 (US$11) — and VND150,000 for children — are available at 1147 Binh Quoi Street, Binh Thanh District.

Source: Tuoi tre
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