Cai Rang floating market cultural festival to kick off in July

VOV.VN - The sixth Cai Rang Floating Market Culture and Tourism Festival will take place in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho from July 8 to 10.

This year’s festival aims to respond to Vietnam Tourism Day (July 9) and contribute to the preservation and development of Cai Rang Floating Market that was recognised as national intangible cultural heritage in 2016.

A number of activities will be held during the three-day festival, including a boat procession on the river, a display of local delicacies and agricultural products, a boat race, a Taekwondo competition, a garbage collection campaign, as well as tourism promotions.

In addition, art performances will be staged at the event, including exchanges on don ca tai tu (southern folk music and songs) and a singing contest. 

The Cai Rang Floating Market, located about 6km from the centre of Can Tho city, has been up and running for centuries. It is a prime example of the waterway market culture in the southwestern region, where people buy and sell goods on boats.

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