First floating fruit week opens in HCMC’s District 8

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The HCMC’s first floating fruit week opened on the Tau Hu-Ben Nghe canal along the streets of Ben Binh Dong in District 8 on May 28.
First floating fruit week opens in HCMC’s District 8 ảnh 1 At the opening ceremony
The long-week event attracts hundreds of display booths featuring many kinds of fruits.
Visitors have a chance to enjoy dishes and drinks made of fruits, performances of fruit arrangements, and traditional games.
Vice Chairwoman of the People’s Committee of District 8 Nguyen Thi Thu Hoa said that the fruit week is organized for the first time by the district’s authorities. It aims to promote canals and spatial cultural identities of HCMC, kinds of fruits of the Southern region, and honor values of local fruits and achievements of the agriculture industry as well as develop tourism potentials of HCMC in general and District 8 in particular.
The organizers expect the festival to become one of the city’s annual cultural events in the coming time.
The event will run until June 4.
First floating fruit week opens in HCMC’s District 8 ảnh 2 HCMC's leaders visit stalls at the event.
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First floating fruit week opens in HCMC’s District 8 ảnh 4
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First floating fruit week opens in HCMC’s District 8 ảnh 6 A street artist draws realistic portraits at the fruit fair.
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First floating fruit week opens in HCMC’s District 8 ảnh 8

By Chi Thach – Translated by Kim Khanh

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