Vietnamese & international cuisines and cultural activities will be on display this Sunday, Dec 9, 2018 at a food festival in Hanoi held by the Service Department for Diplomatic Corps under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The annual event will take place at the Van Phuc Diplomatic Compound at 298 Kim Ma Street, Hanoi following the successes of previous editions held since 2014. The festival will have more than 100 booths of embassies in Vietnam, foreign cultural centres and agencies of the Foreign Ministry showcasing traditional and international dishes. It will also attract the participation of enterprises in food production and the service sector, which will take advantage of the event to promote their trademark products to domestic and foreign customers.
Guests include ambassadors, representatives of foreign cultural organisations, press and media and local authorities’ representatives nationwide. Culinary and cultural activities will include a series of typical local dishes – pre-made or prepared on the spot – and dance and singing performances that will include the traditional folk music of Vietnam and foreign countries. Visitors will be able to buy handicraft products and souvenirs from craft villages, or enjoy the music and art performances.
There will also be a wide variety of charitable events raising money for the needy and disadvantaged, for which donations have been earmarked to support underprivileged people including orphans and people with disabilities. Last year, the festival helped promote donations worth nearly VNĐ2 billion (US$86,000) to support orphans and poor women, especially those in remote areas in the country.
Source: Thanh Tùng – VNS0