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2024 Vietnamese Tet Festival opens in Ho Chi Minh City

Friday, January 19, 2024, 17:56 GMT+7
2024 Vietnamese Tet Festival opens in Ho Chi Minh City
Residents are fond of a traditional Tet space at the 2024 Vietnamese Tet (Lunar New Year) Festival in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre

The 2024 Vietnamese Tet (Lunar New Year) Festival opened at Le Van Tam Park in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday, featuring vibrant activities re-enacting past and present Tet traditions. 

The festival, slated to last until Sunday, boasts cultural, culinary, and traditional Tet customs in Vietnam.  

On Thursday afternoon, residents thronged booths of the fest to explore dishes, play games, and do the shopping.

Tet spaces and ancestral trays of the northern, central, and southern regions attracted a large number of visitors.

A total of 121 typical dishes of Vietnam collected by the Vietnam Cuisine Culture Association are displayed at the fest.

Folk games attract many children. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre

Folk games attract many children to the 2024 Vietnamese Tet (Lunar New Year) Festival at Le Van Tam Park in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre

Speaking at the opening of the fest, vice-chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Nguyen Van Dung said the 2024 Vietnamese Tet Festival is an occasion when locals and tourists can experience special values of Vietnam's culture, cuisine, and Tet customs.

The festival caters to the entertainment and shopping needs of both residents and tourists, contributing to the promotion of tourism and increased consumption.

It also demonstrates social responsibility through activities aimed at supporting disadvantaged residents.

The city plans to transform the festival into an annual tourism and cultural event, making Ho Chi Minh City a vibrant, enticing, and dynamic destination.

This intention is meant to strengthen the city's tourism brand and enhance its allure for visitors, according to the official.

Foreign tourists visit a booth of souvenirs at the fest. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre

Foreign tourists visit a booth of souvenirs at the 2024 Vietnamese Tet (Lunar New Year) Festival at Le Van Tam Park in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre

Artisans pose for a photo with an ancestral tray. Photo: N.Binh / Tuoi Tre

Artisans pose for a photo with an ancestral tray at the 2024 Vietnamese Tet (Lunar New Year) Festival at Le Van Tam Park in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: N.Binh / Tuoi Tre

Traditional Vietnamese dishes are displayed at over 50 booths at the festival. Photo: N.Binh / Tuoi Tre

Traditional Vietnamese dishes are displayed at over 50 booths at the 2024 Vietnamese Tet (Lunar New Year) Festival at Le Van Tam Park in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: N.Binh / Tuoi Tre

Residents enjoy many traditional dishes at the fest. Photo: N.Binh / Tuoi Tre

Residents enjoy many traditional dishes at the 2024 Vietnamese Tet (Lunar New Year) Festival at Le Van Tam Park in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: N.Binh / Tuoi Tre

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