A flower festival cum trade fair honouring craft villages and high-quality agricultural produce will be held in Hanoi from January 30 to February 5 on the occasion of the Lunar New Year festival (Tet).

The event will be jointly organised by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Hanoi Farmers’ Association at Vietnam Culture and Arts Exhibition Centre, No.2 Hoa Lu Street. Its opening will be broadcast live by Hanoi Radio-Television on its radio and TV channels.

Vuong Duy Bien, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism cum head of the organisation board, said that the fair not only highlights the best products of craft villages but also serves people’s shopping needs for Tet, the year’s biggest traditional celebration. The organising board hopes this will be an annual event in the next years.

Nearly 100 products made from traditional materials, 100 calligraphic works and parallel sentences for Tet will be displayed at the event. In addition, there will be 200 stalls selling quality farm produce from Hanoi’s villages, such as lotus-scented tea, Ba Vi milk, Canh orange, and organic vegetables.-VNA