The festival is the first of its kind, jointly organised by the Vietnam Cuisine Culture Association and Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Tourism and is running with the aim of helping both residents and tourists experience an array of activities celebrating the Lunar New Year or Tet.
One notable aspect of the event will be a food fair which is set to feature a number of the nation’s finest delicacies.
The occasion will also showcase a range of folk games for both adults and children to enjoy, including Danh dao, a game which involves throwing coins, Nhay sap, a form of bamboo dancing, and Nhay day, jumping rope.
In addition to these activities, a number of celebrities will participate in wrapping the Vietnamese specialty known as Banh Chung, a type of square glutinous rice cake, and Banh Tet, a round glutinous rice cake. It is expected that Duong Yen Phi, who finished among the Top 5 of Miss Beauty Global 2018, and Hoang Huong Ly, a Top 5 finisher in Miss Sea 2018, will partake in the event.
The Tet Festival 2020 is scheduled to last over a three-day period from January 3 to January 5 between 10am and 9pm each day.
With free entrance tickets available, the event is expected to draw over 40,000 guests.